Comedian Jimmy Kimmel will host the Oscars for the third time, organizers of Hollywood’s most prestigious ceremony announced on Monday, as it tries to recover from a controversial 2022 edition. The 54-year-old presenter, who hosts entertainment show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, is seen by the industry as a safe bet to host the 95th Academy Awards, the latest edition of which was tarnished by Will Smith’s slap in the face of comedian Chris Rock on stage .“Being invited to present the Oscars for the third time is either a great honor or a trap”, joked Jimmy Kimmel in a press release, before joking, he who had already assumed this role in 2017 and 2018: “In all cases, I’m grateful to the Academy for offering me so quickly after everyone said ‘no’.” committed when La La Land av was accidentally announced as the winner of the Best Picture award, which in fact went to Moonlight. Academy Director Bill Kramer and Academy President Janet Yang described Jimmy Kimmel as “the perfect host” for the ceremony. The comedian will have the heavy responsibility of raising audiences that have been at half mast for several years, although they rebounded last year.
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