Emmy-winning late-night discuss present host Jimmy Kimmel introduced Monday he’s returning as the host of the 2023 Academy Awards.
“Being invited to host the Oscars for a 3rd time is both an ideal honor or a entice,” joked Kimmel, 54, in a potential reference to the notorious Chris Rock/Will Smith “Slapgate” of 2022.
“Either approach, I’m grateful to the Academy for asking me so shortly after everybody good said no.”
In a joint assertion acquired by The Post, Oscar show-runners Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner said, “We’re tremendous thrilled to have Jimmy rating his hat trick on this world stage. We know he will probably be humorous and prepared for something,”
Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy President Janet Yang added: “Jimmy is the right host to assist us acknowledge the unbelievable artists and movies of our ninety fifth Oscars. His love of films, reside TV experience, and skill to attach with our world audiences will create an unforgettable expertise for our tens of millions of viewers worldwide.”
Meanwhile, Kramer and Yang added, “With Kimmel, Weiss and Kirshner’s recent perspective and masterful steerage, the Oscars will have a good time its wealthy 95-year historical past, the collaborative nature of moviemaking, and our numerous, dynamic and deeply artistic neighborhood of filmmakers.”
The ninety fifth Oscars will probably be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023, on the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.