Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars for a second consecutive year.
ABC announced Tuesday that the late-night host will reunite with producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd.
“Hosting the Oscars was a highlight of my career and I am grateful to Cheryl, Dawn and the Academy for asking me to return to work with two of my favorite people, Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd,” Kimmel said. “If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary of the show!”
And by “screwed up," the comedian is referring to this year's snafu when “La La Land” was named best Picture by presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. Producers of the musical had the unfortunate task of telling the audience that Barry Jenkins' drama “Moonlight” was actually the winner.
“Jimmy, Mike and Jennifer are truly an Oscar Dream Team,” Academy President Cheryl Boone said in a statement. “Mike and Jennifer produced a beautiful show that was visually stunning. And Jimmy proved, from his opening monologue all the way through a finale we could never have imagined, that he is one our finest hosts in Oscar history.”
The 90th Oscars will be held on March 4, 2018 at the Dolby Theatre and will be televised live on ABC.