The biggest award ceremony of the International entertainment industry is just round the corner. We’re talking about the 90th Academy Awards. The nominations were announced last month with The Shape of Water dominating under most of the categories. It is leading the pack with 13 nominations. Dunkirk followed behind with eight nominations and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with seven. The Oscars 2018 will be broadcasted LIVE on ABC at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Just like the previous year, Jimmy Kimmel is going to host Oscars 2018.
The Late-Night host told USA Today that he’s all set for the return gig so much that he’s hoping for a repeat performance of last year’s envelopegate in which Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the wrong film as the best picture.
Here’s all you need to know about Oscars 2018 host Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel is an American television host, comedian, writer and producer. He is the executive producer of popular comedy show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, a late-night talk show which premiered on ABC in 2003. Before Oscars, he hosted Emmy Awards in 2012 and 2016. This year, it’s going to be Jimmy Kimmel’s second consecutive stint at Oscars.
In January 2003, Jimmy Kimmel left The Man Show to host his own late-night show called Jimmy Kimmel Live! On ABC. The show was a massive hit. In fact, the April 2007 edition of Stuffmagazine.com hailed Kimmel as the ‘biggest badass on TV’.
Talking about his personal life, Kimmel married Gina Maddy in 1988. However the couple parted ways in 2002. With Maddy, Jimmy Kimmel had a daughter named Katherine and a son Kevin. He was also dating a comedian Sarah Silverman from 2002 to 2009. After this, he was seeing Molly McNearney, who was the co-head writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live!. They got engaged in 2012 and got hitched in 2013. They welcomed their first child, Jane together in 2014. Their second child was named William John who was born in 2017.
Jimmy Kimmel is also a bass clarinet player and was a guest performer at a July 2008 concert in Costa Mesa, California featuring The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.