Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the 90th Academy Awards next year, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced Tuesday.
Kimmel hosted the 2017 Oscars, where arguably the most famous moment in Oscar history happened — when “La La Land” was erroneously crowned Best Picture winner, although “Moonlight” actually took home the grand prize.
“Hosting the Oscars was a highlight of my career and I am grateful to Cheryl, Dawn and the Academy for asking me to return to work with two of my favorite people, Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd,” said Kimmel. “If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!”
De Luca and Todd added, “It’s not often you get two chances to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience and even more rare to be handed the keys to a party 90 years in the making. We always thought the idea that anything can happen on the Oscars was a cliché until we lived it.”
De Luca previously earned Best Picture Oscar nominations for producing “Captain Phillips,” “Moneyball” and “The Social Network.” He is credited on more than 60 films, including the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy, “American History X” and “Boogie Nights.” He is also the former president of production at Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks and New Line Cinema.
Todd currently serves as president of Pearl Street Films, the production company founded by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, where she produced “Live by Night.” Her other credits include “Jason Bourne,” “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” “Celeste and Jesse Forever” and “Memento.”