Jimmy Kimmel has released a promo for the Academy Awards ceremony, which he will host in Los Angeles on March 4, 2018. “All I want for Christmas is for you to watch me host the 90th Oscars, March 4 on ABC. And a jet pack,” Kimmel jokes in the promo for the upcoming ceremony.
Kimmel will reportedly be reuniting with producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd for the 2018 Oscars. The trio had teamed up for the awards in 2017, when a last-minute error had resulted in La La Land, instead of Moonlight, being announced as the winner of the best picture award. “If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show,” Kimmel joked in the first-look promo.
“After just one year, we can’t imagine anyone else hosting the Oscars,” ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey told The Hollywood Reporter. “After just one year, we can’t imagine anyone else hosting the Oscars. Jimmy’s skillful command of the stage is invaluable on a night when anything can happen — and does. With Mike and Jennifer at the helm, we’re ready for another unforgettable show that will dazzle, delight and, most importantly, honor 90 years of Hollywood’s most prestigious award.”