LOS ANGELES Late night host Jimmy Kimmel will return to helm the 2018 Academy Awards, organizers of the event said Tuesday, after the late night host artfully handled the biggest blunder in Oscars history this year. In addition, Boone Isaacs revealed that Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will also be back to produce.
He was referring to this year's infamous mix-up, in which La La Land was mistakenly announced as best picture victor instead of Moonlight.
Kimmel scored as host of 89th Oscars this year.
This year's Academy Awards were hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel, who delivered as much entertainment as he could during the extensive ceremony. Dunaway read out loud from the card, La La Land, after seeing Emma Stone La La Land on the card, when it was in fact Moonlight that actually won the Best Picture Oscar. Crystal also hosted consecutive Academy Awards ceremonies from 1990 through 1993. Viewership for the ABC's telecast has been plummeting for three years straight, with Kimmel hosting the Oscars 2017 ceremony attracting only 32.9 million viewers, a four percent drop from the 2015 ceremony.
The 90th annual Academy Awards will be held March 4, 2018 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. Mike and Jennifer's love of movies is infectious and touched every aspect of the show. "Jimmy's skillful command of the stage is invaluable on a night when anything can happen - and does". Apparently, the network was "moving aggressively" to bring Kimmel back, which presumably means no one there thinks there was anything he could have done under his watch to prevent the great Best Picture fiasco of 2017.