As host of the 95th Oscars in 2023, Jimmy Kimmel will be making his return to the academy — which he last hosted five years ago. Academy Awards executive producers and showrunners Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner announced Kimmel’s return on Monday.
In a statement, Kimmel said,
“Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a great honor or a trap, “Either way, I am grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everyone good said no.”
The “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host previously hosted the 2017 and 2018 oscasrds, where a famous best picture screwup toppled “La La Land” and “Moonlight.”
In a joint statement, Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner said,
“We’re super thrilled to have Jimmy score his hat trick on this global stage.” We know he will be funny and ready for anything.”
Oscars officials are hoping that choosing a familiar face was the best way to regain its glory days of 50 million viewers. With both the Oscars and the Emmys under his belt, Kimmel has been a stellar host.
Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy president Janet Yang said,
“Jimmy is the perfect host to help us recognize the incredible artists and films of our 95th Oscars, “His love of movies, live TV expertise, and ability to connect with our global audiences will create an unforgettable experience for our millions of viewers worldwide.”
The most recent major award show Kimmel hosted was the 2020 Primetime Emmys, which took place in a mostly empty Staples Center due to the pandemic outbreak.