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Jimmy Kimmel Is Officially Hosting the Next Oscars

It'll be Kimmel's third time hosting the award ceremony.

It's almost the most wonderful time of the year! We mean award season of course. And for people who treat the Oscars like the Super Bowl, we've just gotten huge news for the big day. Late night talkshow host Jimmy Kimmel has been tapped to host the 2023 ceremony — so you know this is going to be good. 

Variety broke the news early in the morning on November 7. "Jimmy Kimmel Returns as Host for the 95th Oscars," the tweet states. 

According to the news outlet, the 95th award ceremony will mark the third time that the Jimmy Kimmel Live star will be hosting the show. 

“Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a great honor or a trap,” Kimmel told Variety in a statement. “Either way, I am grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everyone good said no," he joked. 

Kimmel first hosted the telecast in 2017 — an award ceremony most known for the mix-up that rocked the internet when La La Land was accidentally awarded best picture over Moonlight. Thankfully, there was no repeat of the major mistake the second time Kimmel hosted in 2018.

"Jimmy is the perfect host to help us recognize the incredible artists and films of our 95th Oscars,” Academy CEO Bill Kramer and Academy president Janet Yang added in a statement to Variety. “His love of movies, live TV expertise, and ability to connect with our global audiences will create an unforgettable experience for our millions of viewers worldwide.”

Kimmel joins the likes of Jerry Lewis, Steve Martin, Conrad Nagel and David Niven, who've all hosted the show three times too. Other notable repeat hosts are Whoopi Goldberg (who's hosted the show four times), Johnny Carson (who's hosted five times), Billy Crystal (9), and Bob Hope, who's hosted a whopping 11 times. 

You could definitely say this is a legendary next step.