Jimmy Kimmel will be back at it again and maybe this time he’ll double check the envelopes before they are opened himself!
ABC announced the late night host would be hosting The 90th Annual Academy Awards for 2018.
Kimmel took to Twitter and said, “Thanks to @TheAcademy for asking me to host The #Oscars again (assuming I opened the right envelope).”
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 16, 2017
In a statement, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs spoke highly of Kimmel along with producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. “Jimmy, Mike and Jennifer are truly an Oscar Dream Team. 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 of our finest hosts in Oscar history.”
This is in reference to the now infamous envelope gaffe in which La La Land was announced as Best Picture when it was actually Moonlight that won.
In his own statement to E! News, Kimmel joked, “If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!”
We’re looking forward to seeing what Kimmel brings to the Oscars next year.
The 90th Academy Awards is scheduled to air Sunday, March 4, 2018.