Jimmy Kimmel Will Host The Oscars Again In 2018
JIMMY KIMMEL TO HOST 2018 OSCARS
This will be Kimmel’s second consecutive year hosting the Academy Awards, and also his second time ever hosting. He will again be working with show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. “Hosting the Oscars was a highlight of my career and I am grateful to Cheryl, Dawn and the Academy for asking me to return to work with two of my favorite people, Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd,” Kimmel said after hearing the news. “If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!”
Of course, Kimmel is referring to the snafu in which La La Land was erroneously announced as the Best Picture winner, when really the honor belonged to Moonlight.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 16, 2017
“After just one year, we can’t imagine anyone else hosting The Oscars. Jimmy’s skillful command of the stage is invaluable on a night when anything can happen – and does,” said Channing Dungey, president of ABC Entertainment. “With Mike and Jennifer at the helm, we’re ready for another unforgettable show that will dazzle, delight and, most importantly, honor 90 years of Hollywood’s most prestigious award.”
Despite the show declining by 4% in viewership, Academy chief executive Dawn Hudson was pleased with the awards show in 2017. “Our Oscars team this year delivered a show that hit every high note,” she said. It was, however, the smallest Oscars audience since 2008.
The 90th Academy Awards will be held March 4, 2018 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.