Jimmy Kimmel set to host 2018 Oscars

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After hosting a successful Oscars ceremony that went off without a hitch* this February, ABC has announced that Jimmy Kimmel will lead the Academy Awards again next year.

FILE - In this March 8, 2015, file photo, Jimmy Kimmel arrives at the 32nd Annual Paleyfest: "Scandal" held at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. "And Jimmy proved, from his opening monologue all the way through a finale we could never have imagined, that he is one of our finest hosts in Oscar history", she said.

The motion picture academy is just full of surprises these days, isn't it?

Network ABC announced that the late-night host will oversee the ceremony for a second consecutive year having hosted this year's event which ended in controversy after the wrong Best Picture victor was announced.

This year's ceremony saw La La Land incorrectly named as the victor for Best Picture when Barry Jenkins' acclaimed drama Moonlight had, in fact, won.


On a related note, no-one has hosted the Oscars in back-to-back years since Billy Crystal in 1997-98. Kimmel said in the official announcement.

Kimmel's last run as Oscars' host was a memorable one to say the least. Mike and Jennifer's love of movies is infectious and touched every aspect of the show. 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.

The funnyman will be hosting the 90th anniversary of the award show!

The 90th Academy Awards will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 4, 2018.

"Jimmy, Mike and Jennifer are truly an Oscar dream team", academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said in a statement.

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