Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars, marking his fourth outing emceeing the most important evening in motion pictures.
Jimmy Kimmel has been introduced because the host of the 96th Academy Awards, marking the fourth time in eight years that he’ll take the Oscars stage.
In an announcement, Jimmy Kimmel mentioned of his upcoming Academy Awards gig, “I all the time dreamed of internet hosting the Oscars precisely 4 occasions.” This quantity places him within the firm of Whoopi Goldberg and Jack Lemmon, though Lemmon solely hosted by himself twice. And whereas Kimmel does say – no less than jokingly – that he’ll cease at 4, another would tie him with Johnny Carson. Interestingly, he has hosted the Primetime Emmys thrice, additionally only one underneath Carson. This shall be Kimmel’s second back-to-back go on the job.
Jimmy Kimmel’s three earlier turns as Oscar host featured some iconic moments, most notably the Best Picture mix-up wherein La La Land was mistakenly named as the highest winner of the evening earlier than it was rightfully bestowed on Moonlight. Last yr, Kimmel had the accountability of addressing the earlier yr’s Slap Heard ‘Round the Dolby. Here, he took the AMPAS to activity over their lack of motion, saying, “If something unpredictable or violent occurs throughout the ceremony, simply do what you probably did final yr — nothing. Just sit there and do completely nothing. Maybe even give the assailant a hug.” No doubt that ceremony’s bump in scores – one thing the present has struggled with – got here from anticipation in what Kimmel may say.
In addition to Moonlight, the movies which have received Best Picture whereas Jimmy Kimmel hosted the Oscars had been The Shape of Water and Everything Everywhere All at Once, which took house seven awards that evening. This yr the principle competitors shall be between Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer and Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, with many predicting Nolan to take house his first Best Director statue. Which film do you suppose will take house Best Picture?
The 96th Academy Awards air on March tenth, 2024, stay on ABC.
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