Jimmy Kimmel to return as host of 90th Oscars

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Kimmel made for a fine host for this year's telecast, and was especially great on his feet during the whole Best Picture envelope debacle.

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.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences took to Twitter on Tuesday to share the big news.

The Academy and ABC announced Tuesday that the late night host will reunite with producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd for the 2018 show. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs said the Man Show alum and 2016 first-timer hosts Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd are "truly an Oscar Dream Team", calling the production "a handsome show that was visually stunning". "Thanks to @TheAcademy for asking me to host The #Oscars again (assuming I opened the right envelope)", he wrote.

Jimmy Kimmel - the newly announced Oscars 2018 host - threw quite a nerve-racking party while hosting the Oscars 2017 earlier this year.

But his hosting was overshadowed by the last-minute envelope gaffe that resulted in "La La Land", and not the actual victor "Moonlight", being announced as the victor of Best Picture trophy.




Academy CEO Dawn Hudson said it was a no-brainer to bring Kimmel back.

"Hosting the Oscars was a highlight of my career", he said in a statement.

"After just one year, we can't imagine anyone else hosting The Oscars", added Channing Dungey, the president of ABC Entertainment.

Relive last year's show with a look back at Kimmel's best jokes (below)! Mike and Jennifer produced a lovely show that was visually stunning.

The 90th Academy Awards will air live on the abc television network and broadcast outlets worldwide on March 4, next year.

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