Jimmy Kimmel will be returning to front the 95th Oscars in 2023, marking the talk show host’s third time presenting the ceremony.
“Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a great honour or a trap,” Kimmel said in a statement. “Either way, I am grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everyone good said no.”
Last year, the event was hosted by trio Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes and Regina Hall, with Apple TV movie CODA winning Best Picture.
The Whale, The Banshees of Inisherin and Elvis are all among the top films being touted for the biggest awards this Sunday (12 March).
“We’re super thrilled to have Jimmy score his hat trick on this global stage,” Weiss and Kirshner said in a joint statement. “We know he will be funny and ready for anything!”
This 2023 event is a landmark anniversary year for the show, and the first to follow the ceremony that saw Will Smith slap presenter Chris Rock on stage. Smith, who went on to win Best Actor that night, was banned from the Oscars for 10 years as a result of the incident.