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Jimmy Kimmel to host 2024 Oscars | CBC Information Categorical Occasions

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Jimmy Kimmel is returning as host of the Academy Awards for the second straight yr and fourth time general, the Academy of Movement Footage Arts and Sciences introduced Wednesday.

ABC is popping once more to its late-night host a yr after bringing Kimmel again for a 2023 ceremony that drew 18.7 million viewers, essentially the most since 2020’s pre-pandemic broadcast. Within the wake of Will Smith’s slap of Chris Rock on the 2022 Oscars, Kimmel led a cautious ceremony that helped stabilize the Academy Awards after years of turmoil.

Kimmel additionally hosted the Oscars in 2017 and 2018.

“I all the time dreamed of internet hosting the Oscars precisely 4 occasions,” Kimmel mentioned in a press release.

Although the comedian is inching up within the report books, he is nonetheless a protracted methods from essentially the most frequent Oscar emcee. That title belongs to Bob Hope, who hosted a report 19 occasions both solo or as a co-host. Billy Crystal hosted 9 occasions, all between 1990 and 2012.

The movie academy earlier introduced that Raj Kapoor will function government producer and showrunner, Katy Mullan will government produce and Hamish Hamilton will direct.

They’re going to be joined by Molly McNearney, government producer of Jimmy Kimmel Reside and Kimmel’s spouse, who will return for a second consecutive yr to function an government producer for the present.

“Jimmy has cemented himself as one of many all-time nice Oscars hosts along with his good mix of humanity and humour, and Molly is without doubt one of the greatest dwell TV producers round,” Kapoor and Mullan mentioned in a press release.

The 96th Academy Awards will air dwell on ABC on March 10 from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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