Late-night talk show host and producer Jimmy Kimmel has been asked to host the Oscars. Kimmel hosted back-to-back broadcasts in 2017 and 2018 and will once again bring his dry, sardonic style to his role as host of the Oscars as he returns to host the 95th Oscars which will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 12, 2023.
It’s hard to forget his monologue at the 90th Oscars, which was filled with barbs and jibes against Harvey Weinstein, Mel Gibson and President Trump. “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!” executive producers and showrunners Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner announced.
For the Emmy Award-winning host, “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,” shared Kimmel.
Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live! ” and recently signed a three-year contract extension, making him one of the longest-running talk show hosts in American television history.
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 and in more than 200 territories worldwide.
By Samantha Ofole-Prince / Picture courtesy of ABC/Jeff Lipsky