Jimmy Kimmel to host the Oscars for a second year in a row

"If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!" Kimmel joked Tuesday.
By Karen Butler   |   May 16, 2017 at 12:08 PM
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May 16 (UPI) -- Comedian Jimmy Kimmel is set to return as host of the Oscars telecast for a second, consecutive year.

Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will produce the gala honoring excellence in film, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced Tuesday. The 90th Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled to air live on ABC on March 4.

"Jimmy, Mike and Jennifer are truly an Oscar Dream Team," said 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."

"Hosting the Oscars was a highlight of my career and I am grateful to Cheryl, Dawn and the academy for asking me to return to work with two of my favorite people, Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd," added Kimmel. "If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!"

Kimmel was the host of the show when Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty mistakenly presented the Best Picture prize to La La Land instead of Moonlight.

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