Jimmy Kimmel to host 2023 Oscars “after everyone good said ‘no'”
Academy Awards season is only a few months away. Early subsequent 12 months, “Hollywood’s biggest night” can be hosted — as soon as once more — by late-night speak present host Jimmy Kimmel.
This would be the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host’s third time taking the stage on the Oscars. He hosted the 89th and ninetieth awards present in 2017 and 2018. The ninety fifth annual awards present can be held on March 12 on the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
“Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a great honor or a trap,” Kimmel stated in a press release. “Either way, I am grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everyone good said ‘no.’”
Despite his self-deprecating quip, Academy CEO Bill Kramer and President Janet Yang stated in the identical launch he’s the “perfect host.”
“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,” they stated. “With Kimmel, [executive producers and showrunners Glenn] Weiss and [Ricky] Kirshner’s fresh perspective and masterful guidance, the Oscars will celebrate its rich 95-year history, the collaborative nature of moviemaking, and our diverse, dynamic and deeply creative community of filmmakers.”
Craig Erwich, president of ABC Entertainment, Hulu and Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals, stated Kimmel returning to host is a “dream come true.”
“As we see every night on his show, Jimmy can handle anything with both heart and humor,” he stated.
At the final Oscars, Will Smith famously marched on stage and slapped host Chris Rock throughout the face. The assault occurred after Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, calling her “G.I. Jane” in reference to her lack of hair. The actress and spouse of Will Smith has misplaced her hair because of alopecia, an autoimmune illness.
“We know that [Kimmel] will deliver the laughs and celebratory moments that define the Oscars,” Erwich stated. “We love being the home of Hollywood’s biggest night and can’t wait to toast the success of this year’s cinema and storytelling.”
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