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Jimmy Kimmel to Return as Host For the 2018 Oscars

May 16, 2017

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Late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars telecast for the second consecutive year, with Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd producing.  The 90th Academy Awards will air on the ABC Television Network and broadcast outlets worldwide on Oscars Sunday, March 4, 2018.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the Academy President said:

“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 of our finest hosts in Oscar history.”

Kimmel said:

“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!”

De Luca and Todd said:

“It’s not often you get two chances to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience and even more rare to be handed the keys to a party 90 years in the making. We always thought the idea that anything can happen on the Oscars was a cliché until we lived it.”

Dawn Hudson, the Academy CEO said:

“Our Oscars team this year delivered a show that hit every high note. Jimmy brought back the essence and light touch of the greatest hosts of Oscar’s past. Mike and Jennifer’s love of movies is infectious and touched every aspect of the show. This is the perfect team to lead us into the ninth decade.”

Channing Dungey, President of ABC Entertainment said:

“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 away.”

The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018 at The Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7PM ET/4PM PT. The Oscars will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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