An Earlier-Than- Usual Oscars Announcement

Jimmy Kimmel to return as host for 90th annual Academy Awards
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2017 1:15 PM CDT
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday said Jimmy Kimmel will return for the 90th Oscars next March.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – "If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show," the Hollywood Reporter quotes Jimmy Kimmel as saying in a statement. That's right, the Academy announced Tuesday that Kimmel will be back next year to host the 90th Oscars ceremony. While the La La Land/Moonlight best picture mix-up got most of the attention at this year's Academy Awards, the Los Angeles Times notes Kimmel got a "largely positive" response as host. The producers of this year's Oscars, Jennifer Todd and Michael De Luca, will also return. The announcement of host and producers was made months earlier than normal. (Read more Academy Awards stories.)

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