It seems The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences liked how Jimmy Kimmel handled this year’s debacle over the announcement of best picture at the Oscars. The comedian will return to host the Oscars next year.
The Academy’s Twitter handle announced the news on Tuesday. The 2018 ceremony will take place March 4, 2018, on ABC.
Expect a lot of nostalgia lingering on historic moments from past years in the show, as the 2018 edition will mark the awards ceremony’s 90th year.
And we can only imagine how Kimmel will address what happened in 2017, the biggest gaffe ever in awards-show history, when presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were given the wrong envelope and incorrectly announced “La La Land” as best picture before the rightful winner “Moonlight” got its due.
The same producers behind the 2017 Oscars, Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, will work on the 2018 show.
And yes, the company behind the massive screwup, the accounting firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers, will still be handling the winning envelopes, but the people who did the handing out this year will not be involved.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) May 16, 2017