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Jimmy Kimmel Returns as Oscars 2018 Host

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It’s official! Jimmy Kimmel will return as the host of the Oscars® 2018, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. This will be the second time the late-night talk show host of Jimmy Kimmel Live will host Hollywood’s most celebrated event of the year. Also returning to the telecast are veteran Oscar producers: three-time Oscar-nominated Michael De Luca and Emmy®-nominated producer Jennifer Todd, who produced the Oscars 2017.  The 90th Academy Awards® will air LIVE OSCAR SUNDAY, March 4th, 2018 on the ABC Television Network.

“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.”
-Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy President

“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. If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!”
-Jimmy Kimmel

Kimmel previously hosted the Oscars 2017, kicking off the show with a powerful opening monologue, in which he referenced his ongoing feud with Matt Damon. The late-night show host said he was finally ready to bury the hatchet with the Oscar-winning actor, joking that when he first met Matt, he “was the fat one.” He then turned to 20-time nominated actress Meryl Streep, joking that she “has stood the test of time for her many uninspiring and overrated performances” and had “phoned it in for more than 50 films.”

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“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. 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.”
-Channing Dungey, President, ABC Entertainment

Courtesy by: Oscar

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