Oscars Announce Jimmy Kimmel As Their Next Host

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Jimmy Kimmel has been announced as the official host of the 95th Academy Awards.

The Academy posted the big news to its Instagram account Monday morning with all the information fans will need to tune in to the show. “Introducing your 95th Academy Awards host, Jimmy Kimmel. Welcome back!” they wrote in their enthusiastic announcement. “Tune into ABC to watch the Oscars LIVE on Sunday, March 12th at 8e/5p! #Oscars95.”


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It seems it hadn’t completed its thought, as the Academy came back once more and responded to its own post in the comments section with a series of hashtags as an afterthought “#JimmyKimmel #Oscar #Oscars #AcademyAward #AcademyAwards #Oscars95,” it wrote to Instagram.

It posted an image of Kimmel in a suit and skinny black tie as the featured image for the post.

Kimmel is a two-time veteran of the show and is coming back for the third time on The Oscars stage.

The executive producers of the awards show chimed in with their excitement over having Kimmel back.”We’re super thrilled to have Jimmy score his hat trick on this global stage,” Glenn Weiss and Ricky Krishner said in a joint statement, according to the CBC. “We know he will be funny and ready for anything!” Weiss and Krishner said. (RELATED: Jimmy Kimmel Called Out For ‘White Male Privilege’ After Stealing Award Winner’s Thunder)

Kimmel has already added his comedic antics to the topic by responding to the news of his new position.

“Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a great honour or a trap,” Kimmel said,  according to the CBC. “Either way, I am grateful to the academy for asking me so quickly after everyone good said no,” Kimmel quipped.

Past hosts of the show include Chris Rock, Billy Crystal, Seth MacFarlane and Ellen DeGeneres.