Monday, 29 May, 2017

Oscars producer: Expect envelope jokes galore from Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel to return as host for 90th Oscars Add to ... Jimmy Kimmel to host 2018 Oscars
Freda Brock | 19 May, 2017, 23:48

The Academy's Twitter handle announced the news on Tuesday.

Funnyman Jimmy Kimmel is returning to host the 2018 Oscars after impressing awards show bosses with the way he handled the Best Picture blunder in February (17).

This is the move Deadline told you in March was coming after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences moved quickly to lock up this year's producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. This will be an honour for Kimmel since he will be the first Oscar host after 1990 to be called back for a second round of hosting. "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".

This is going to be the second consecutive time that the victor of the awards will be Kimmel, who among other things said Oscar was a climax of his career and he was grateful to the Academy that chose him.

The host of talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!said in a statement that hosting the Oscars "was a highlight of my career".

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Moonlight ended up being awarded the best picture at the Oscars, after La La Land was handed the award in error by presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, who were given the wrong card to read.

Jimmy also confirmed the news in his own statement, where he poked fun at the infamous mishap at this year's show when the wrong victor was mistakenly read out for the coveted Best Picture award.

Ratings will also be top of mind for Todd and De Luca. "Mike and Jennifer produced a lovely show that was visually stunning".

De Luca and Todd said jointly in the statement that they were eager to return.

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