The 54-year-old talk show star, Jimmy Kimmel hosted the broadcast in 2017 and 2018, is set to present the 95th Oscars on March 12, 2023.
Executive producer and co-head writer of Jimmy Kimmel Live! wife Molly McNearney, will executive produce the awards show, along with showrunners Glenn Weiss and Richy Kirshner.
“Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a great honor or a trap,” Kimmel said in a news release Monday. “Either way, I am grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everyone good said no.”
Weiss and Kirshner say they are excited to have Kimmel back. The broadcast will air from Dolby Theatre at Ovation in Hollywood.
“We’re super thrilled to have Jimmy score his hat trick on this global stage,” they said. “We know he will be funny and ready for anything!”
The Emmy Award-winner previously hosted the awards for consecutive years before it went host-less from 2019 through 2021.
In 2022, a trio of female comedians — Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes and Amy Schumer — brought levity to the ceremony, which was later overshadowed by the Will Smith-Chris Rock slapping controversy.
“Jimmy is the perfect host to help us recognize the incredible artists and films of our 95th Oscars. His love of movies, live TV expertise, and ability to connect with our global audiences will create an unforgettable experience for our millions of viewers worldwide,” said Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy President Janet Yang.
“With Kimmel, Weiss and Kirshner’s fresh perspective and masterful guidance, the Oscars will celebrate its rich 95-year history, the collaborative nature of moviemaking, and our diverse, dynamic and deeply creative community of filmmakers.”
The 95th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023.