The next edition of the Oscars is coming soon and The Academy has already chosen the host for the big night. It will be TV talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who will take the stage for the fourth time to lead the show. Also, joining him again as an executive producer will be Molly McNearney, who will work on the show for the second year in a row.
Jimmy Kimmel Live’s host will be back to host the Oscars for the fourth time in 2024. He has already done this job in 2017, 2018, and 2023. He joins the club of four-time hosts that includes Whoopi Goldberg and Jack Lemmon. Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, and Bob Hope have hosted the Oscars more times, with five, nine, and 11 times respectively.
Jimmy Kimmel joked in a statement, “Hosting the Oscars four times was always my dream.”
The Academy’s CEO Bill Kramer and President said, “We are delighted that Jimmy will host the Oscars again and that Molly [McNearney] will be back as the executive producer. They are passionate about movies and they are committed to creating a show that is dynamic and entertaining for our global audience. We are very thankful to Jimmy, Molly, and their teams for their amazing creativity and partnership and for joining us on this journey again.”
“Jimmy did a fantastic job hosting the Oscars last year and we are honored to have him back to lead us through one of the most beloved celebrations in entertainment,” said Craig Erwich, the president of ABC Entertainment, Hulu, and Disney Branded Television Streaming Originals. “He is a valuable member of our Disney family and we are very grateful to him and his entire team.”
This year’s Oscars will be very different as some of the contenders for the top awards are unconventional titles that have received critical acclaim and made a lot of money. These include Barbie and Oppenheimer, the pair of movies that released together and caused a sensation at the worldwide box office. The phenomenon has a name and it’s called Barbenheimer. There are also some other strong favorites like American Fiction, Killers of the Flower Moon, Maestro, and Poor Things.
The 96th Oscars will take place at the Dolby Theatre on March 10, 2024.