Jimmy Kimmel will host the 90th annual Academy Awards next year, ABC announced on Tuesday.
The news had been expected, but this year's Best Picture snafu had left next year's ceremony unclear. Both the network and the Academy have confirmed Kimmel will also be joined by returning producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Scott.
“Jimmy, Mike and Jennifer are truly an Oscar Dream Team,” said Academy President Boone Isaacs in a statement. “Mike and Jennifer produced a beautiful show that was visually stunning. 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.”
For his part, Kimmel said: “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. If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!”
The Kimmel confirmation also comes must earlier than last year's, which wasn't revealed until December.
The 90th Oscars are set for Sunday, March 4, 2018, airing live on ABC at 7 p.m. EST.