Jimmy Kimmel is about to host the ninety fifth Academy Awards on March 12, 2023. This would be the third time that the well-known comic and late-night speak present host hosts the Oscars. He beforehand took on the position as host in 2017 and 2018. Jimmy was introduced as host for the 2023 Academy Awards on November 7, 2022, 4 months earlier than the star-studded present is about to air on ABC.
The Academy Awards resumed hiring hosts for the present final 12 months with Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, and Regina Corridor, after three straight years of no hosts. The 2019 Academy Awards made historical past as going host-free for the primary time since 1989. It wasn’t initially deliberate that means. Kevin Hart was beforehand enlisted for the gig, however earlier than lengthy, Twitter customers started resurfacing years-old homophobic tweets. Kevin then stepped down from the position amidst the backlash in opposition to him and nobody stepped in to take the gig. The present went on with no host to shepherd the exhausting three to 4 hour telecast alongside for the subsequent two years, till hosts returned for the 2022 Academy Awards the place Will Smith infamously slapped Chris Rock.
The 2023 Academy Awards will rejoice the most effective in movie that was launched this 12 months, as Jimmy entertains the group and everybody else watching at house together with his monologue and anticipated skits. Right here’s a listing of stars who took on Oscar internet hosting duties through the years to various levels of success.
Jimmy Kimmel: 2017, 2018, & 2023
ABC was happy with the community’s late evening speak present host’s efficiency in 2017, particularly how he dealt with the debacle of La La Land incorrectly being named Greatest Image over the precise winner Moonlight. It earned Jimmy Kimmel a second go as host in again to again ceremonies, returning in 2018. Due to his house base in Hollywood and his tight knit circle of A-list buddies, Jimmy was proper at house in entrance of the starry Oscars viewers. It additionally helped that Jimmy Kimmel Dwell‘s head author — and Jimmy’s spouse — Molly McNearney took over the telecast’s writing duties to maintain the present’s humor present and hip.
For the 2023 Academy Awards, Jimmy will host whereas his spouse Molly will government produce the present with showrunners Glenn Weiss and Richy Kirshner. “Being invited to host the Oscars for a 3rd time is both an important honor or a entice,” Jimmy mentioned in a statement. “Both means, I’m grateful to the Academy for asking me so rapidly after everybody good mentioned no.”
Amy Schumer, Regina Corridor & Wanda Sykes: 2022
They simply need to do higher than final 12 months’s hosts… 😉
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) March 10, 2022
Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, and Regina Corridor had been the co-hosts of the 94th Academy Awards on March 27, 2022. The trio did a tremendous job at internet hosting the present, however issues went haywire when Will Smith obtained on stage and slapped Chris Rock, who made a joke about Will’s spouse Jada Pinkett Smith‘s bald head. Nonetheless, Amy, Wanda, and Regina had been praised for his or her efficiency on the 2022 Oscars.
Chris Rock: 2005 and 2016
Chris Rock had the unenviable process of internet hosting in 2016, the 12 months that there have been zero nominations for actors of shade, on the 88th Academy Awards. Consequently, the Black comic needed to tackle the #OscarsSoWhite elephant within the room. He ripped into the subject in his monologue, jokingly referring to the ceremony because the “White Folks’s Alternative Awards.” He added that in years previous there hadn’t been an uproar over the dearth of range as a result of “we had actual issues to protest; we’re too busy being raped and lynched to care about who received finest cinematographer.” He additionally added, “This 12 months, within the In Memoriam package deal, it’s simply going to be black those that had been shot by the cops on their approach to the films.”
Neil Patrick Harris: 2015
Neil Patrick Harris was already a veteran of internet hosting a number of Tony Awards telecasts, and introduced his track and dance expertise to the Oscars. Actress Anna Kendrick joined him onstage for a energetic musical opening quantity, and he appeared to get pleasure from internet hosting the present. That was, till he learn Twitter afterwards. NPH later appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Dwell and mentioned he’d by no means host the present once more after taking a look at Twitter and discovering “Uniform hatred,” of his internet hosting duties. He went on to inform the Huffington Post, “I don’t know that my household nor my soul might take it. It’s a beast. It was enjoyable to verify off the listing, however for the period of time spent and the comprehensible opinionated response, I don’t know that it’s a pleasant stability to do yearly and even once more.”
Ellen DeGeneres: 2007 and 2014
Again when daytime speak present host Ellen DeGeneres was nonetheless often known as the “Queen of Good,” the upbeat comic was requested again in 2014 after internet hosting the present in 2007. Moderately than poke enjoyable on the Oscars or deliver any controversial jokes, she combined and mingled together with her A-list entrance row viewers. Ellen infamously gathered Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Bradley Cooper, Lupita Nyong’o and extra collectively for an enormous celeb selfie. She later had packing containers of pizzas introduced wherein she served as much as the identical hungry motion pictures stars, with Brad Pitt even serving to cross out paper napkins and plates.
Seth McFarlane: 2013
Add Household Man creator Seth McFarlane to the listing of hosts who by no means need the job once more. He did a disastrous and misogynistic track and dance quantity known as “We Noticed Your Boobs,” the place Seth named off actresses and the films the place they appeared topless. Seth additionally made a joke about Kim Kardashian’s “darkish facial hair.” He later informed Entertainment Weekly, “It’s a format that’s about as present because the Nineteen Fifties selection present format. There’s all the time an effort to make it fascinating and thrilling to viewers who’re used to a really totally different leisure panorama within the fashionable period, and it’s usually occasions becoming a sq. peg in a spherical gap. So it’s not a straightforward job, and I’m not stunned that they’ve a troublesome time discovering takers.”
Billy Crystal: 2012 plus eight different occasions as host
After the overall catastrophe that was Anne Hathaway and James Franco’s Oscars co-hosting duties in 2011, the Academy introduced again “secure” stalwart Billy Crystal, after their first alternative Eddie Murphy withdrew from the gig. He reigned because the host of the present seven occasions between 1990 and 2000, and was a well-known and beloved presence for the viewers and viewers. However Billy performed it too secure to the purpose of being boring. Washington Post critic Hank Stuever wrote that Billy “gave the impression to be overseeing a cruise ship dinner present designed to enchantment to the over-50 journey membership,” including that, “Early on, it hit the rocks and began to listing. Nearly everybody drowned.”
Anne Hathaway and James Franco: 2011
Anne Hathaway sadly had a brilliant tough go at it when she co-hosted the present with James Franco in 2011. The 2 had been ill-matched because of Franco’s utter lack of enthusiasm, which Hathaway then tried to overcompensate for with a ton of vitality. And the worst half is the Ocean’s 8 star didn’t even wish to host to start with! “Can I dish some tea?” Hathaway informed Folks, in an interview revealed Feb. 10, 2019. “I turned that gig down, and James is the one which satisfied me to do it.” She then added that she would have probably been tremendous if Franco admitted it was all a joke. “If he’d circled and mentioned ‘I’m pranking you proper now.’ I feel I’d have been okay with it. I’d’ve been like, ‘That sucks, but it surely’s epic,” she mentioned. “When all of the mud settled, I used to be similar to, you gotta be kidding me. Your first intuition is normally the correct one, and all of the the reason why I turned it down got here true,”
The 94th Academy Awards air Sunday, March twenty seventh at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST on ABC.