Jimmy Kimmel has been nominated to host the Oscars for the third time!
The show’s producers made the announcement on Monday that the late-night talk show host will preside over the ceremony in March.
“We’re super thrilled to have Jimmy score his hat trick on this global stage,” executive producers and showrunners Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner said in a joint statement.
“We know he will be funny and ready for anything!”
“Being invited to host the Oscars for the third time is either a great honor or a trap,” Kimmel said reacting to the development.
“Either way, I am grateful to the academy for asking me so quickly after everyone good said no.”
“Jimmy is the perfect host to help us recognize the incredible artists and films of our 95th Oscars,” added academy CEO Bill Kramer and academy President Janet Yang.
“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.”
Jimmy Kimmel has hosted the show in 2017 when he managed the chaotic final moments in which the wrong best picture winner was called.
Kimmel hosted the 90th Oscars in 2018, which came just months into the #MeToo reckoning and received positive reviews.
However, Academy Awards went without a host amid the pandemic until the 94th ceremony earlier this year when Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes shared the stage.