Jimmy Kimmel to host 90th Oscars
May 16, 2017 by Ian Evans
ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the 90th Academy Awards, his second consecutive year hosting the Oscars.
He will be joined by returning executive producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd.
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said today that, “Jimmy, Mike and Jennifer are truly an Oscar Dream Team. Mike and Jennifer produced a beautiful show that was visually stunning. And Jimmy proved, from his opening monologue all the way through a finale we could never have imagined, that he is one our finest hosts in Oscar history.”
Said Kimmel, “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.” Referring to the envelope mix-up that saw La La Land announced as Best Picture winner when it was later revealed to be Moonlight he added, “If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!”
The 90th Oscars will air on ABC on March 4th, 2018. Stick with DigitaHit.com for your 90th Academy Awards coverage.