For a second consecutive year, late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars telecast while Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd will once again produce the broadcast.
The 90th Academy Awards will air live on the ABC Television Network and broadcast outlets worldwide on Oscar Sunday, March 4th 2018.
In a statement, AMPAS chief Cheryl Boone Isaacs says: “Jimmy, Mike and Jennifer are truly an Oscar Dream Team. 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.”
Kimmel added: “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. If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!”
Kimmel serves as host and executive producer of the Emmy-winning Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ABC’s late-night talk show now in its fifteenth season.