Presenter Jimmy Kimmel will host the Oscars for the third time in 2023, it was announced Monday. The American comedian previously held this role in 2017 and 2018.
“I am grateful that I was asked so quickly, after everyone turned down the offer,” jokes Kimmel, 54. It is not clear who was also approached for a presenter role at the prestigious Film Awards, but it was rumored that Chris Rock was asked.
Actor Will Smith punched Rock in the face at this year’s Academy Awards, hosted by actresses Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes. The hit, which followed a joke about Smith’s wife, caused quite a stir around the party.
This September, Kimmel hosted ceremonies for another major award show, the Emmys. During this show, not one of his jokes went well with everyone.
Kimmel let herself be dragged onto the stage like a corpse. When Quinta Brunson, creator Abbott Elementary He took the stage for an Emmy, and the presenter stayed still. Some viewers felt Kimmel spoiled Bronson’s important moment with his joke.
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