The 95th Academy Awards will take place on March 12, 2023. The moderator has already been announced - and he brings a lot of experience with him. Talk show star Jimmy Kimmel (54) will lead through the evening. The Film Academy announced this in a statement on Monday (November 7), as reported by the industry magazine "Deadline".
It's Kimmel's third time hosting Hollywood's premier awards show. Already in 2017 and 2018 he was supervised with the task. In the years that followed, the Oscars had to do without a presenter. Then the return in 2022: Amy Schumer (41), Regina Hall (51) and Wanda Sykes (58) were on stage as hosts in 2022.
"To host the Oscars for a third time is either an honor or a trap. In any case, I'm grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everyone else said no," Kimmel quipped in a statement. "We're extremely excited," said executive producers Glenn Weiss (61) and Ricky Kirshner. "We know he'll be fun and ready for anything!" It remains to be seen whether the "Late Night Show" star will attract more viewers to the screens. For years, the Oscars have been struggling with falling ratings.
The 95th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Sunday, March 12 and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 countries worldwide.
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