Jimmy Kimmel will host the Oscars for a third time when he fronts Hollywood’s biggest event next spring.
The star may be hoping for much less controversy than final yr while host Chris Rock was slapped by Will Smith.
Kimmel took the helm in 2017 – the year of envelopegate – and 2018 before the Oscars went hostless for three years.
Oscars ratings were falling in current years despite the fact that ultimate yr noticed a moderate improvement with the first complete ceremony after the pandemic.
In a statement, Kimmel stated: “Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a excellent honour or a trap.
“Either manner, I am grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everybody appropriate stated no.”
Oscars government manufacturers and showrunners Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner stated they were “high-quality thrilled to have Jimmy rating his hat-trick on this international degree”.
“We understand he may be funny and prepared for some thing!” they stated.
Next yr’s famous person-studded event will take place on 12 March. The Academy tweeted: “Welcome back!” to the speak show host as it shared the information of Kimmel’s return.
During his final day trip as Oscars host, Kimmel aimed barbs at Harvey Weinstein at the primary Academy Awards considering Hollywood’s sexual harassment scandal opened up.
Opening the occasion in 2018, Kimmel stated: “The Academy took motion closing year to expel Harvey Weinstein from their ranks.
“There have been a whole lot of superb nominees, but Harvey deserved it the most.”
Earlier this year, Kimmel observed himself in warm water whilst he changed into accused of taking the highlight from Quinta Brunson all through the Emmys ceremony in September.
He changed into awarding the Abbott Elementary author with the prize for remarkable writing for a comedy series however as part of a comic story which commenced just ahead of the presentation, he stayed mendacity at the ground pretending to be drunk whilst Brunson made her speech.
He later apologised to Brunson on his Jimmy Kimmel Live! Display for “stealing your moment”, even though Brunson had taken it in desirable spirits.
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