When he made his debut as an Oscar presenter in 2017, the comedian was immediately in demand. At the end of the show there was a mix-up of envelopes. Kimmel will be on stage again as host in 2024.
He has already proven himself on the Oscar stage three times – now the comedian and presenter Jimmy Kimmel (56) will appear as host at the awards gala for the fourth time next year.
Kimmel will host the show scheduled for March 10, 2024, the film academy said. The presenter, who has his own late-night show on US television, was an Oscar host in 2017, 2018 and last March.
“I’ve always dreamed of hosting the Oscars exactly four times,” Kimmel joked in a statement. He was thrilled to announce his return as host, he wrote on the X platform (formerly Twitter) – “Please keep it between us, thank you,” Kimmel joked. He also posted a photo that shows him beaming with four Oscar statues.
2017: Embarrassing glitch during the live show
The record holder as an Oscar presenter is comedian Bob Hope, who died in 2003, and hosted 19 times. Billy Crystal did it nine times, Steve Martin three times. Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock, Whoopi Goldberg and John Stewart have also previously set the tone. The job is considered one of the most coveted and difficult in the industry.
In his first Oscar appearance in 2017, Kimmel had to deal with an embarrassing mishap during the live show. At the end of the gala, employees backstage accidentally mixed up the envelopes and gave film stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway the wrong winning card. “La La Land” was initially chosen as the best film instead of the real winner “Moonlight” before the error was cleared up. Kimmel responded cleverly at the time: “I blame myself (…) I promise I’ll never come back,” he said with a wink in the midst of the chaos.
The nominations for Hollywood’s most important film award, which will be presented for the 96th time next year, are to be announced on January 23rd. At the 95th Awards Gala last March at the Dolby Theater, the science fiction action film “Everything Everywhere All at Once” won seven Oscars, including Best Picture. The German literary film adaptation “Nothing New in the West” by director Edward Berger won four Oscars.
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