The Academy releases the first Oscars poster with TV host Jimmy KimmelPopular TV host Jimmy Kimmel, who made his successful debut as the host of the Oscars in 2017, will host the Academy Awards this year as well.
As the 75th Golden Globes Award was conducted yesterday, now everyone is eyeing towards the much-awaited award show Oscars. The Academy yesterday revealed the first Oscars poster with Jimmy Kimmel.
This is Jimmy’s second consecutive year as a host of the Oscars. Kimmel scored as host of 89th Oscars last year. But his hosting was overshadowed by the last-minute envelope gaffe that resulted in La La Land, and not the actual winner Moonlight, being announced as the winner of Best Picture trophy.
The host of Jimmy Kimmel Live! show, which is aired in India on Star World and Star World HD, also joked about the miscue on Twitter.
He posted: "Thanks to The Academy for asking me to host The Oscars again (assuming I opened the right envelope)."
In a statement released by the academy, Kimmel joked: "Hosting the Oscars was a 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!"
"I hope that we don't top that. I don't want to have the first and second biggest blunders in the history of television on my watch," noted Kimmel.
The 90th Oscars will be held on March 4 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
(With IANS Inputs)