Jimmy Kimmel Returns as Host for the 3rd Time

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Third time’s the appeal! Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2023 Academy Awards, marking his return to the Oscars telecast after a five-year break.

“Being invited to host the Oscars for a 3rd time is both a fantastic honor or a lure,” the speak present host, 54, mentioned in an announcement to Selection on Monday, November 7, after ABC introduced him because the host. “Both manner, I’m grateful to the Academy for asking me so shortly after everybody good mentioned no.”

The telecast’s govt producers and showrunners, Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner, praised Kimmel in a joint assertion saying his return: “We’re tremendous thrilled to have Jimmy rating his hat trick on this international stage. We all know he can be humorous and prepared for something.”

Academy of Movement Footage Arts and Sciences CEO Invoice Kramer and Academy president Janet Yang added that the comic was the “good” selection for the Oscars’ ninety fifth celebration. “His love of flicks, reside TV experience, and talent to attach with our international audiences will create an unforgettable expertise for our thousands and thousands of viewers worldwide,” they mentioned.

Kimmel has beforehand hosted the Oscars twice, in 2017 and 2018, respectively. His first time helming the awards featured the now-famous Finest Image mix-up, when presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway unintentionally introduced that La La Land had gained the evening’s high prize, when it truly went to Moonlight.

Jimmy Kimmel Will Host the 2023 Oscars After 5-Year Break From the Academy Awards: It’s ‘A Great Honor’ to Return

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“It was a number of enjoyable, till the tip,” the Man Present alum recalled throughout his monologue on a February 2017 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Stay!. “It was going very properly, we have been chugging alongside, after which impulsively, out of nowhere, it become a kind of Maury Povich paternity check reveals.” Kimmel added that he wasn’t positive the best way to react to the incident and preserve everybody calm because the forged and crews of each movies have been standing onstage. “Who the hell even is aware of who’s who from which film? I’m standing there like an fool, feeling dangerous for these guys — but additionally making an attempt actually onerous to not chortle, to be trustworthy,” he defined.

Kimmel continued: “[For hours afterward,] I used to be like, ‘Hey, no, I didn’t. I didn’t pull a prank. If I’d pulled a prank, I wouldn’t have simply had the unsuitable winner’s identify on the envelope. There would have been a Mattress Tub & Past coupon in there.’”

The next 12 months, the Crank Yankers alum instructed Good Morning America that he enjoys when issues “go unsuitable” throughout main tv occasions. “I like when issues go unsuitable, I’m OK with it,” Kimmel mentioned in February 2018. “Individuals don’t even understand this however throughout our rehearsal [last year], on the day of the Oscars, the entire set fell down. I’m not speaking about just a little piece of set, I’m speaking about an enormous picket construction got here crashing all the way down to the ground.”

Although Kimmel is not any stranger to internet hosting the Oscars, he could not have been the Academy’s first selection. In August, Chris Rock joked that that producers had approached him about internet hosting the 2023 ceremony, however that he turned it down after being slapped by Will Smith eventually 12 months’s awards. In keeping with the Arizona Republic, the All people Hates Chris alum, 57, instructed the viewers at a comedy present in Phoenix, Arizona, that internet hosting the Oscars could be like returning to the scene of a criminal offense.

Referencing the homicide trial of O.J. Simpson, Rock added that returning to the awards present could be like asking the late Nicole Brown Simpson “to return to the restaurant” the place she left her eyeglasses earlier than being killed in 1994.

The Grown Ups star was slapped within the face by Smith, 53, after he made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith‘s hair whereas presenting an award on the ceremony in March. After telling Rock to “preserve my spouse’s identify out your f–king mouth,” the Recent Prince of Bel-Air alum has apologized a number of instances for his actions, beginning together with his Finest Actor acceptance speech later that evening. The next day, Smith issued a public apology and later resigned from the Academy. In April, the King Richard star was banned from all Academy occasions — together with the Oscars — for a decade because of the incident.

Smith as soon as once more expressed regret for his conduct in a prolonged video shared through Instagram in July, the place he acknowledged that he hoped to in the future apologize to Rock in individual. “There’s no a part of me that thinks that’s the optimum approach to deal with a sense of disrespect or insults. … I’ll say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My conduct was unacceptable and I’m right here everytime you’re prepared to speak,” he mentioned on the time.