Confirmed! Comedian Jimmy Kimmel to host Oscars 2023
Jimmy Kimmel is all set to host the Oscars again in 2023! The 95th Academy Awards will be the third time when the late-night show host will take up the hosting duties.
Kimmel has confirmed the news in a statement, reports Vanity Fair. "Being invited to host the Oscars for the third time is either a great honour or a trap," joked Kimmel, before adding, "Either way, I am grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everyone else said no.''
Later, executive producers and showrunners, Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner, also shared their excitement: "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!"
Kimmel previously hosted the prestigious Academy Awards in 2017 and 2018.
After the 90th Academy Awards, which Kimmel hosted, the Academy decided to go without a host for a few years.
The 95th Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on March 12, 2023