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Jimmy Kimmel Returns as Host for the ninety fifth Oscars


Jimmy Kimmel is again as host of the ninety fifth Oscars in 2023, marking the late-night star’s third time fronting the ceremony — which he final did 5 years in the past. Kimmel’s return was introduced Monday by Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner, the chief producers and showrunners behind the Academy Awards.

The “Jimmy Kimmel Reside” host beforehand led the 2017 and 2018 telecasts, the previous of which produced the well-known “La La Land” and “Moonlight” greatest image screw-up. Kimmel will now sit alongside different three-peaters Jerry Lewis, Steve Martin, Conrad Nagel and David Niven. The one individuals to host extra instances are Whoopi Goldberg and Jack Lemmon (4), Johnny Carson (5), Billy Crystal (9) and Bob Hope (11).

“Being invited to host the Oscars for a 3rd time is both a fantastic honor or a entice,” Kimmel mentioned in a press release. “Both manner, I’m grateful to the Academy for asking me so shortly after everybody good mentioned no.”

Kimmel’s Oscars return comes because the host lately prolonged his deal to proceed at ABC for at the least three extra years, by the twenty third season of “Jimmy Kimmel Reside.” His pact with the community was beforehand set to run out within the subsequent yr.

“We’re tremendous thrilled to have Jimmy rating his hat trick on this international stage,” Weiss and Kirshner mentioned in a joint assertion. “We all know he will likely be humorous and prepared for something.”

There’s no official phrase on who may need additionally been approached for the Oscars gig, however unconfirmed rumors had circulated that the producers requested Chris Rock, a earlier host who was slapped throughout final yr’s telecast by eventual greatest actor winner Will Smith.

Making an attempt to recapture its glory days of fifty million viewers, the Oscars is hoping that selecting a well-known face like Kimmel, who has earned stable marks for his stints internet hosting the Oscars and the Emmys, is the most secure path to go.

“Jimmy is the proper host to assist us acknowledge the unimaginable artists and movies of our ninety fifth Oscars,” Academy CEO Invoice Kramer and Academy president Janet Yang mentioned in a press release. “His love of flicks, stay TV experience, and talent to attach with our international audiences will create an unforgettable expertise for our hundreds of thousands of viewers worldwide.”

Amongst main awards reveals, Kimmel most lately hosted the 2020 Primetime Emmys, memorable for its uncommon pandemic-era ceremony held in a largely empty Staples Heart.

Added Craig Erwich, president, ABC Leisure, Hulu & Disney Branded Tv Streaming Originals: “Having Jimmy Kimmel return to host ‘The Oscars’ is a dream come true. As we see each night time on his personal present, Jimmy can deal with something with each coronary heart and humor, and we all know that he’ll ship the laughs and celebratory moments that outline the Oscars.”

Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes and Regina Corridor hosted the 2022 Oscars, which averaged 16.6 million viewers — a rebound from the earlier yr’s report low, however nonetheless one of many lowest-rated Academy Awards ever. Kimmel’s earlier Oscars, in 2018, averaged 26.5 million viewers.

To see the ranked predictions for every particular person class, go to Selection’s Oscars Hub.

With the Academy having the chance to have one in every of its most consumer-friendly slate of nominees in its historical past equivalent to “Black Panther: Wakanda Eternally” and “High Gun: Maverick,” and a possible A-list slate of unique tune contenders like Woman Gaga, Selena Gomez, Rihanna and Taylor Swift, the Oscars are hoping to see an enormous increase in rankings.

Members will vote for this yr’s slate of movies from Jan. 12-17, with the official nominations asserting on Jan. 24. The ninety fifth Oscars will likely be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023, on the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will likely be televised stay on ABC and in additional than 200 territories worldwide.

See the newest movie predictions, in all 23 classes, in a single place on Selection’s Oscars Collective.

2023 Academy Awards Predictions

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Jimmy Kimmel Returns as Host for the ninety fifth Oscars

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