Jimmy Kimmel will be given the chance to deliver a proper ending to an Oscars ceremony next year.
The Academy has announced that Jimmy will be back to host the 90th Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, along with producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd – and we don’t think they’re pulling a Moonlight on us.
“If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!” Jimmy joked in a statement (via EW).
This year’s Oscars became one of the most memorable ceremonies in recent years after La La Land was announced as the Best Picture winner by Warren Beatty, before it turned out that Moonlight had actually won it.
It led to the two people behind the error – Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz from PriceWaterhouseCoopers – being banned from any future Oscars, although their company might still continue its long association with the ceremony.
In March, Jimmy revealed how the Oscars were actually supposed to end and, of course, it involved a continuation of his hilarious feud with Matt Damon, this time relating to Manchester by the Sea not winning Best Picture.
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“I’d be sitting next to him and it would start on me. I’d start wrapping the show up but then the camera would widen and we’d see that Matt would be sitting next to me and I would say, ‘Well, you know it’s unbelievable, you know Casey [Affleck] won and Kenneth [Lonergan] won’,” he explained.
“‘There’s only one person who didn’t win tonight and it’s you’. It would have been a nice little button to the whole night.”
Who knows what’s going to happen at the Oscars 2018, but we know we’ll be tuning in.
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