Jimmy Kimmel to host Oscars again next year

Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel will be back as host of the Oscars when the next Academy Awards, the 90th edition of the annual ceremony, is held March 4, 2018.The Academy and ABC announced yesterday that the late night host will reunite with producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd for the show.The trio teamed up for the first time for the Oscar show on February 26, 2017, and while all three generally got good reviews, their contributions were overshadowed by the last-minute envelope gaffe that resulted in La La Land, and not the actual winner Moonlight, being announced as the Best Picture winner. As part of the official announcement, Kimmel joked, "If you think we screwed up the ending this year, just wait until next year to see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show."As for ratings, their maiden effort resulted in a four per cent drop in viewership from the prior year as the show attracted 32.9 million viewers. Still, ABC, which was granted a larger advisory capacity about key elements of the show when the Academy renewed its contract with the network through 2028 last summer, was eager to see the host of its Jimmy Kimmel Live! invited back

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