Oscars 2023: Jimmy Kimmel is chosen as presenter of the event for the 3rd time



According to Deadline, Jimmy Kimmel has been chosen by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC to return as host of the Oscars, which will have their 95th ceremony on March 12 next year.

Executive producers Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner broke the news this morning.

This will be Kimmel’s third time taking the job on the Dolby stage. After debuting as the show’s host in 2017, he returned the following year.

For those who don’t remember, Kimmel’s debut at the awards was marked by the blunder in the Best Picture award, when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced “La La Land” instead of “Moonlight.”

In 2019, the event had no host after Kevin Hart dropped out. In 2020 and 2021, the absence of a presenter was motivated by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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The 2017 show drew 32.9 million viewers according to ratings, while its 2018 return drew 26.5 million, down just over six million.

The 2019 Hostless Oscars drew 29.6 million viewers, but the last three years scored far lower.

Clearly, ABC and the Academy are hoping that Kimmel can recapture the high marks of the past and bring the ceremony back to its glory days.

Please note that entries in the general category can be made until Tuesday, November 15 for eligible films, while nominees will be officially announced on January 24, 2023.‎

The awards will air on ABC in North America directly from the Dolby Theater at Ovation Hollywood.‎

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