Comedian Jimmy Kimmel named Oscar host next year…
Jimmy Kimmel (55), an American comedian and famous broadcaster, has been selected as the host of the next Academy Awards.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), which hosts the Oscars, announced on the 7th (local time) that Kimmel will host the 95th awards ceremony at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles on March 12 next year.
This is the third time that Kimmel, the host of ABC’s flagship talk show “Jimmy Kimal Live,” hosted the Oscars after 2017 and 2018.
In particular, at the 2017 awards ceremony, he received attention for his smooth handling of the situation at the time when the award-winning work was wrongly.
“It would be an honor or a trap to be invited three times to the Oscars,” Kimmel joked, accepting the selection of the host.
AMPAS CEO Bill Kramer said, “Kimal has become a ‘hat trick’ on this global stage. He will help us meet great artists and movies.”
Meanwhile, the ceremony will be held a year after Hollywood actor Will Smith, 54, caused controversy over the assault at the 94th ceremony held in March.
At the time, Smith was furious that host Chris Rock (57) was joking about his wife Jayda Finkett Smith (51), who suffered from alopecia, at the event and was criticized by the film industry for slapping Rock in anger.
The New York Times (NYT), a U.S. media outlet, said on the 7th that Kimmel vowed not to mention the assault case as a joke at next year’s Oscars.