Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Academy Awards for a third time. The Academy announced Monday: Introducing your 95th Academy Awards host, Jimmy Kimmel. Welcome back! Tune into ABC to watch the Oscars LIVE on Sunday, March 12th at 8e/5p! #Oscars95″. Kimmel previously helmed the ceremony in 2017 and 2018.
Kimmel said in a statement: “Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a great honor or a trap. Either way, I am grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everyone good said no.”
It was announced in September that Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner of White Cherry Entertainment had been named executive producers for the upcoming Oscars telecast. Weiss and Kirshner said in a joint statement: “We’re super thrilled to have Jimmy score his hat trick on this global stage. We know he will be funny and ready for anything.”
Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy president Janet Yang said in a statement: “Jimmy is the perfect host to help us recognize the incredible artists and films of our 95th Oscars. 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.”
The 95th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC.
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