Who Will Host the Oscars This Year? Hint: It’s a Familiar Face

Last year, the Oscars had a host for the first time since 2018 and they really made it count by picking three of Hollywood's funniest ladies—Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes.

Now, the executive producers of the Academy Awards have finally announced the host for the 2023 ceremony, and it's a familiar face—Jimmy Kimmel.

This will be the third time Kimmel has hosted Hollywood's biggest night, after he led the ceremony back-to-back in 2017 and 2018.

Jimmy Kimmel.
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The news was shared in an official press release, which included a statement from Kimmel, who joked, “Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a great honor or a trap. Either way, I am grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everyone good said no.”

Oscars producers Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner also said, “We’re super thrilled to have Jimmy score his hat trick on this global stage. We know he will be funny and ready for anything.”

Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy President Janet Yang added, “Jimmy is the perfect host to help us recognize the incredible artists and films of our 95th Oscars. His love of movies, live TV expertise, and ability to connect with our global audiences will create an unforgettable experience for our millions of viewers worldwide.”

Jimmy Kimmel.
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ABC, who broadcasts the Academy Awards, also broadcasts Kimmel's talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, which stands as the network's longest-running late night talk show. It was recently renewed for three more seasons.

Besides his previous two Oscars gigs, Kimmel has also been the host of the Emmys three times, so he obviously has lots of experience when it comes to these high-profile award ceremonies.

Now we'll just be anxiously awaiting those nominations.

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