Washington [US], Nov 7 (ANI): US stand up comedians and TV host Jimmy Kimmel will return as the Host Oscars 2023 show this year when the Academy Awards will be held on March 12.
He has plenty of experience as a TV host as well as host of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live,’ and the return was announced Monday by Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner, executive producers and showrunners of the 2023 Academy Awards.
Kimmel hosted the 2017 and 2018 telecasts, which featured two famous Best Picture screw-ups, ‘La La Land’ and ‘Moonlight’.
“Being invited to host the Oscars for the third time is either a great honor or a trap… Either way, I’m grateful to the Academy for asking me so soon after not everyone said well,” Kimmel said in a statement.
stand up comedians usa Kimmel’s Oscar return comes as the host recently signed a three-year contract extension at ABC for the 23rd season of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” His contract with the network was due to expire next year.
While there were unconfirmed rumors for the Oscar gig that producers were in talks with Chris Rock, the controversy over the previous host came in the form of a slap in the face by Best Actor winner Will Smith.
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Oscar hopes that Kimmel’s best comedian in america will succeed in recapturing the glory days of 50 million viewers, earning solid marks for hosting his Oscars 2023 and Emmys, according to Variety, the safest way to go. (ANI)