May 16, 2017


Jimmy Kimmel Hosting the Oscars Again in 2018

Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images
Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images

Jimmy Kimmel, host of hosts, is returning to host the Academy Awards on March 4, 2018. The Oscars welcomed the ABC late night host for the first time in February. “If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!” Kimmel said in a statement, where he also called the Oscars "a highlight of my career."

Academy CEO Dawn Hudson said Kimmel "brought back the essence and light touch of the greatest hosts of Oscars’ past." Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said the Man Show alum and 2016 first-timer hosts Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd are "truly an Oscar Dream Team,” calling the production "a beautiful show that was visually stunning." She added that Kimmel "proved from his opening monologue all the way through a finale we could never have imagined, that he is one our finest hosts in Oscar history.”

Deadline writes that the Oscars were "moving aggressively" to get Kimmel back. The 49-year-old has also headlined the Emmys twice, the American Music Awards five times and the ESPYs once.

The real TL;DR here, though, is that we're getting a top-tier, all-access Celebrities Read Mean Tweets: Oscars Edition next spring.

Next, watch our silly 2017 Oscars catch-up summary of Hidden Figures: