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We're only a few months past the Oscar flub heard 'round the world, but the Acadamy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences certainly is holding the flub against last years host, Jimmy Kimmel. In fact, the group that hosts the famed the Academy Awards ceremony has already signed on the late night host for next year, in a move that is rather striking, considering how early this announcement has been made. Here's the cute thank you from Jimmy Kimmel, himself.
It's official, the Academy has confirmed that Jimmy Kimmel will be the host of next year's Oscars, which should be eventful, as the ceremony hits its 90th anniversary next year. Maybe the Academy has something big planned for next year's awards, because it's crazy how early this news is coming. When Kimmel got the gig for 89th Academy Awards, we only learned about him nabbing the gig in December, a short time before the ceremony aired. The year before, we learned Chris Rock would be the host in October of 2015, again, a few months before the ceremony aired.
Of course, Kimmel was a fine host, even with the memorable flub. Plus, it wasn't Jimmy Kimmel who caused the whole La La Land debacle at the Oscars ceremony in January. His envelope joke in the above tweet is a reference to Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway reading the wrong winner for Best Picture at the 89th Academy Awards Ceremony. The flub reportedly occurred because there were doubles of envelopes made for each of the categories for safekeeping and the two presenters were given the wrong envelope behind-the-scenes. At the time, a lot of people thought the whole thing was a typical Jimmy Kimmel late night sort of prank, but it was a true mistake, and Moonlight was the actual winner for best picture.
This wouldn't be the first time an awards ceremony has asked a major host back for more. (Even in the face of a huge mistake, as happened to Steve Harvey.) Prior to hosting the Oscars, Jimmy Kimmel had been known for hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards. Billy Crystal has often been an Oscars staple, and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were the Golden Globes queens for several years running, hosting that gig. Maybe this will become Kimmel's thing for a time.
We'll have to wait and see, and it will be a while. As this announcement was made super early, we won't actually get to see the 90th Academy Awards until Sunday, March 4, 2018. That's a ways away. In the meantime, catch Kimmel on weeknights on ABC, and be sure to catch as many 2018 awards contenders as possible.