Jimmy Kimmel will be returning as host for the 2018 Oscars scheduled March 4 on ABC. This will be his second Oscars as host, and what a surprise, considering what happened in 2017. Even Kimmel predicted that it would be his last time hosting when he said, “This is my first time at the Oscars and the way you people go through hosts, it’s probably my last.” Not true Jimmy. You’re in! In spite of hosting what turned out to be the craziest Oscars night ever! Perhaps it was how he handled the night that made him a favorite for 2018.
Let’s recap 2017 for fun, shall we?
His opening joke toward Justin Timberlake wasn’t the funniest, but he got better. Especially in his monologue during which he gave a nod to two of the best picture nominees saying, “What a great year for movies. Black people saved NASA and white people saved jazz. That’s what they call progress.” He tweeted the President during the event and even brought a bus load of tourists from outside to meet and mingle with celebrities. And there were the cookies and candies that fell from the ceiling. That was a pretty good moment.