Jimmy Kimmel To Host The 2018 Oscars

Jimmy Kimmel is scheduled to take the Oscars stage for the second year in a row.

E! News reports that Kimmel will host the 90th Academy Awards next year on March 4, 2018. Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs made the announcement on May 16, 2017, noting that Jimmy and the show's producers Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd are "an Oscar Dream Team."

"Mike and Jennifer produced a beautiful show that was visually stunning," Isaacs said. "And Jimmy proved, from his opening monologue all the way through a finale we could never have imagined, that he is one our finest hosts in Oscar history."

Kimmel released his own statement regarding next year's gig, saying, "Hosting the Oscars was a highlight of my career and I am grateful to Cheryl, Dawn and the Academy for asking me to return to work with two of my favorite people, Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd."

The 49-year-old, referencing the infamous 2017 Oscars Best Picture mix-up, added, "If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!"

On Twitter, Kimmel joked, "Thanks to @TheAcademy for asking me to host The #Oscars again (assuming I opened the right envelope)."

De Luca and Todd also shared their thoughts on the 2018 show, stating (via E! News), "It's not often you get two chances to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience and even more rare to be handed the keys to a party 90 years in the making."

The two continued, "We always thought the idea that anything can happen on the Oscars was a cliché until we lived it."

The ceremony may be nearly a year away, but it's sounds like it'll be one to watch. So mark your calendars—the 2018 Oscars will air live on March 4 at 7 p.m. EST on ABC.