The Academy has announced that Jimmy Kimmel will return as the host of 2018 Oscars award after artfully handled the biggest blunder in Oscars history this year.
Kimmel, host of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ confirmed the announcement, describing it as “the highlight of my career”.
“If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th-anniversary show!” Kimmel added.
Kimmel hosted the Oscars for the first time this year in which an embarrassing on-stage mix-up led to presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly being given the wrong envelope and announcing “La La Land” as the winner of best picture, the top award of the night.
The actual winner, announced minutes later, was “Moonlight.”
Amid the on-stage chaos during the best picture announcement watched live by millions of viewers this year, Kimmel quickly ran on stage and injected a dose of humour by quipping to Beatty, “Warren, what did you do?”
He added, “The good news is that we got to see some extra speeches. I knew I would screw this show-up.”
The Oscars, organised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, is Hollywood’s most prestigious film awards ceremony.