It’s official! Jimmy Kimmel to return as host for the Oscars® 2018, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today.
This is the second time the late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel Live-host-Hollywood’s most famous event of the year Also returning to the show, are nominated veteran Oscar producer: three times for the Oscar, Michael De Luca and Emmy®-nominated producer Jennifer Todd, who produced the Oscars in 2017. «Jimmy, Mike and Jennifer are really an Oscar-Dream-Team. Mike and Jennifer produced a beautiful card that was visually impressive. And Jimmy proved that his opening monologue, all the way through to a finale, we would never have thought that he was one of our best technicians in the Oscar history.»
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«Hosting the Oscars was the highlight of my career and I am grateful that Cheryl, Dawn and the Academy to ask me to work with two of my favorite people, Mike De Luca, and Jennifer Todd. If you think we have screwed up, which ends this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90 years anniversary show!»
Kimmel, who previously hosted the Oscars in 2017, to kick off the show with a powerful opening monologue, in which he, his ongoing feud with Matt Damon. The late-night show host said he was finally ready to joked bury the hatchet with the Oscar-winning actor, that when he first Matt met, he «was» fat.» Then he turned to the 20-time actress, Meryl Streep nominated, who joked that she «has stood the test of time for many boring and over-valued services» and had «called it in more than 50 films.»
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«After only a year, we can’t imagine that someone else is hosting The Oscars. Jimmy’s skillful command of the stage is of inestimable value, on a night when anything can happen – and it does. With Mike and Jennifer at the helm, we are ready for an unforgettable show that will dazzle, inspire and, most importantly, in honor of 90 years of Hollywood’s highest award.»