Jimmy Kimmel will reprise his role as host of the Academy Awards next year, when he returns to the Oscars to host the awards ceremony for the second consecutive year.
The Academy announced Kimmel as host of the 90th Oscars ceremony this morning, writing on Twitter that “no one can throw a party” like Kimmel and producers Jennifer Todd and Michael De Luca. As the Hollywood Reporter notes, Kimmel, Todd, and De Luca first worked together at this year’s Oscars ceremony, which took place on Feb. 26.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) May 16, 2017
“Jimmy, Mike and Jennifer are truly an Oscar Dream Team,” said Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs in a statement. "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 our finest hosts in Oscar history."
As Variety reports, the Jimmy Kimmel Live host called his Oscars hosting duties a “highlight of my career” in a statement, adding that he is excited to work with De Luca and Todd again.
“If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show,” Kimmel said, referencing this year’s La La Land gaffe for Best Picture, which actually went to Moonlight.
Next year’s awards and will be held March 4 at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. ABC will air the ceremony starting at 7 p.m.