Despite his jokes that he’ll never get asked back after the historic envelope flub at this year’s Academy Awards, Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the Oscars once more.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday said Kimmel will return for the 90th Oscars with producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, the team behind this year’s ceremony.
“If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!” Kimmel said in the official announcement.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 16, 2017
It’s an extremely early date to set the host for the 2018 ceremony — Kimmel was not announced as the host of the 2017 Oscars until December 2016, and the previous year’s host, Chris Rock, was announced the prior November — but film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs told the Associated Press Tuesday that they were so pleased with the team that they wanted to “keep the momentum going” for the 90th.
“It’s a big year for us,” Boone Isaacs said. “It’s going to be a big celebration, and it’s wonderful to have a team that’s experienced, and freshly experienced, and already has some wonderful ideas.”
The 90th Oscars will be held on 4 March 2018, in Los Angeles and broadcast live on ABC.