Jimmy Kimmel to Return as Host of 2018 Academy Awards

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Jimmy Kimmel may have presided over the worst Oscars gaffe of all time, but Hollywood loves a comeback story. On Tuesday, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced that Kimmel will return to host the Academy Awards in 2018. “Jimmy proved, from his opening monologue all the way through a finale we could have never imagined, that he is one of our finest hosts in Oscar history.” Kimmel added, “Hosting the Oscars was a highlight of my career…If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!”

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