Jimmy Kimmel will return to host 2018 Oscars

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Kimmel made for a fine host for this year's telecast, and was especially great on his feet during the whole Best Picture envelope debacle.

Jimmy Kimmel sent his crew to the street on Monday to prove the general public isn't too far off from the Miss USA contestants when they are put on the spot to answer social and political questions.

The Oscars, organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is Hollywood's most prestigious film awards ceremony.

Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will be returning to host the Academy Awards next year.

Jimmy Kimmel couldn't contain his excitement over the Academy's pick revealing the Oscars 2018 host, as he said announcing his return to host Oscars 2018 that "hosting the Oscars was a highlight of my career", according to the Hollywood Reporter. Kimmel said in the official announcement.


No-one has hosted the Oscars in back-to-back years since Billy Crystal in 1997-98.

Though Kimmel's performance was met with praise by viewers and critics, the night's big moment was of course the infamous LA LA LAND/MOONLIGHT flub, in which LAND was announced for best picture when in reality MOONLIGHT had one.

De Luca and Todd were backstage as producers during the show and the wild ending. Kimmel took to Twitter on Tuesday to reference this blunder, at the same time thanking the Academy for granting him hosting duties for the second consecutive year. Now, for the 90th Academy Awards, Kimmel, De Luca, and Todd have nearly an entire year to prepare, so it'll be interesting to see what they come up with.

The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. EDT/4 p.m. PDT.

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