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Jimmy Kimmel to return as host of 90th Oscars

Jimmy Kimmel to return as host of 90th Oscars

In addition, Boone Isaacs revealed that Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will also be back to produce.

On Tuesday, the Academy announced that Kimmel will return for his second consecutive year in the driver's seat, which isn't surprising when you consider how adeptly the late-night fixture handled the La La Land/Moonlight debacle.

Deadline writes that the Oscars were "moving aggressively" to get Kimmel back.

Amid the on-stage chaos during the best picture announcement watched live by millions of viewers this year, Kimmel quickly ran on stage and injected a dose of humor by quipping to Beatty, "Warren, what did you do?"

The Academy took its sweet time in setting producers and a host for this year's ceremony, so it was honestly surprising just how smooth things went given the lack of preparation time.

Presumably, he's referring to the infamous Oscars gaffe in which the wrong Best Picture victor was announced.

Not every one: The ceremony, held February 26 and broadcast on ABC, attracted roughly 32.9 million viewers, a 4 percent decline from the previous year, according to Nielsen data.

The 90th Annual Academy Awards will be held on March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. The "Jimmy Kimmel Live" host helmed the awards show for the first time earlier this year. "And Jimmy proved, from his opening monologue all the way through a finale we could never have imagined, that he is one of our finest hosts in Oscar history", she said.

There's absolutely no doubt that Kimmel will have some fun with the 2017 mixup at the 2018 Oscars, and he'll have about 10 months to work on the material. Do you want to see Kimmel return as host?


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