Who Will Host the 2024 Oscars? Hint: It’s a Familiar Face

He's baaaaack

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Back in 2022, 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. Then last year, Jimmy Kimmel returned to host for the third time.

Now, the executive producers of the Academy Awards have finally announced the host for the 2024 ceremony, and it's a familiar’s Kimmel again!

This will be the fourth time Kimmel has hosted Hollywood's biggest night, after he led the ceremony in 2017, 2018 and 2023.

Jimmy Kimmel.
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Last night, Bill Kramer (Academy CEO) and Janet Yang (Academy President) released a public statement that read: “We are thrilled about Jimmy returning to host and Molly returning as executive producer for the Oscars. They share our love of movies and our commitment to producing a dynamic and entertaining show for our global audience.”

They continued, “We are deeply grateful to Jimmy, Molly and their teams for their incredible creativity and partnership and for going on this ride with us again.”

Oscar producers Raj Kapoor and Katy Mullan also added, “Jimmy has cemented himself as one of the all-time great Oscars hosts with his perfect blend of humanity and humor, and Molly is one of the best live TV producers around. We are delighted to be working with them and their teams on the show.”

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. Back in September 2022, the late-night program was renewed for three more seasons, extending his contract through season 23.

Besides his previous 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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