Jimmy Kimmel Set to Host 2018 Oscars

Posted May 17, 2017

The late-night television favorite will return as the host of the 90th Academy Awards.

Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of the Emmy-winning "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", ABC's late-night talk show.

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The Oscars, organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is Hollywood's most prestigious film awards ceremony.

Network ABC announced that the late-night host will oversee the ceremony for a second consecutive year having hosted this year's event which ended in controversy after the wrong Best Picture victor was announced.

Jimmy Kimmel will be back at it again and maybe this time he'll double check the envelopes before they are opened himself!

This year's show stirred headlines thanks to the drama behind the envelope gaffe in which Faye Dunaway, reading an incorrect card, announced "La La Land" as the best picture victor.

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"Our Oscars team this year delivered a show that hit every high note", Academy CEO Dawn Hudson said in a statement. "I really did", Kimmel said at the end of the telecast.

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Ratings for this year's show dipped for the third straight year, but, despite the last-minute bungle, Kimmel's hosting and the overall production received largely positive reviews.

President of ABC Entertainment, Channing Dungey, said:"After just one year, we can't imagine anyone else hosting The Oscars".

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The 90th Oscars will broadcast live on Sunday, March 4, 2018.