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Jimmy Kimmel To Return As Host For 2018 Oscars
Posted: May 16, 2017
LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) -- For a second consecutive year, late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will be the host of the Oscars telecast, with Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd returning to produce the 90th edition of the awards show.

"Jimmy, Mike and Jennifer are truly an Oscar Dream Team," Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs said. "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."

Kimmel used the announcement that he was the returning host to poke fun at last year's notorious Oscar flub, where presenters with the wrong envelope announced the incorrect film for Best Picture.

"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," said Kimmel. "If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show."

The 2018 edition of the Academy Awards will take place on March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, and will be televised live on ABC. - Staff Writers

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