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Roll out the red carpet! Movie lovers are already expecting the 2023 Academy Awards to be a star-studded affair.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced in May 2022 that the 95th annual Oscars would be held the following March, returning to Hollywood’s iconic Dolby Theatre. Six months later, Jimmy Kimmel was confirmed as the 2023 host.
“Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a great honor or a trap. Either way, I am grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everyone good said no,” the comedian teased in a November 2022 statement.
Academy CEO Bill Kramer and president Janet Yang called Kimmel “the perfect host,” while ABC exec Craig Erwich praised the Brooklyn native’s poise under pressure. “Having Jimmy Kimmel return to host the Oscars is a dream come true. As we see every night on his own show, Jimmy can handle anything with both heart and humor, and we know that he will deliver the laughs and celebratory moments that define the Oscars,” Erwich continued.
The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host previously emceed the event in 2017 when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway incorrectly announced La La Land as the best picture winner. The actors were initially handed the wrong envelope before revealing Moonlight as the official winner. Kimmel returned to host one year later, and the 2018 ceremony was smooth sailing.
In 2022, the Oscars were led by a trio of hosts: Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes. Ahead of the big night, Kimmel joked about the unique setup.
“I got paid $15,000 to host the Oscars and there’s one of me,” he told Sykes on his show in March 2022. “You guys will probably have to split that. … You’re getting robbed.”
However, the most memorable moment from the 94th Academy Awards had little to do with the three hosts. When Chris Rock was presenting a trophy, he made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith‘s shaved head — and Will Smith stormed the stage in her defense. The King Richard star, who went on to win best actor that night, slapped Rock across the face during the broadcast.
After issuing a public apology, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum was banned from all Academy events for the next 10 years. He also resigned from the organization.
The controversy continued to be a hot topic at other awards shows throughout the year. Trevor Noah opened the 2022 Grammys with a reference to the incident, while the organizers of the 2022 Tony Awards reportedly reminded attendees that the event “has a strict no violence policy.”
Scroll down to learn more about the 2023 Academy Awards:
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Roll out the red carpet! Movie lovers are already expecting the 2023 Academy Awards to be a star-studded affair. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced in May 2022 that the 95th annual Oscars would be held the following March, returning to Hollywood’s iconic Dolby Theatre. Six months later, Jimmy Kimmel was confirmed as the 2023 host. “Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a great honor or a trap. Either way, I am grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everyone good said no,” the comedian teased in a November 2022 statement. Academy CEO Bill Kramer and president Janet Yang called Kimmel “the perfect host,” while ABC exec Craig Erwich praised the Brooklyn native’s poise under pressure. “Having Jimmy Kimmel return to host the Oscars is a dream come true. As we see every night on his own show, Jimmy can handle anything with both heart and humor, and we know that he will deliver the laughs and celebratory moments that define the Oscars,” Erwich continued. [jwplayer YELX1urE-zhNYySv2] The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host previously emceed the event in 2017 when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway incorrectly announced La La Land as the best picture winner. The actors were initially handed the wrong envelope before revealing Moonlight as the official winner. Kimmel returned to host one year later, and the 2018 ceremony was smooth sailing. In 2022, the Oscars were led by a trio of hosts: Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes. Ahead of the big night, Kimmel joked about the unique setup. “I got paid $15,000 to host the Oscars and there’s one of me,” he told Sykes on his show in March 2022. “You guys will probably have to split that. … You’re getting robbed.” However, the most memorable moment from the 94th Academy Awards had little to do with the three hosts. When Chris Rock was presenting a trophy, he made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith‘s shaved head — and Will Smith stormed the stage in her defense. The King Richard star, who went on to win best actor that night, slapped Rock across the face during the broadcast. After issuing a public apology, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum was banned from all Academy events for the next 10 years. He also resigned from the organization. The controversy continued to be a hot topic at other awards shows throughout the year. Trevor Noah opened the 2022 Grammys with a reference to the incident, while the organizers of the 2022 Tony Awards reportedly reminded attendees that the event “has a strict no violence policy.” Scroll down to learn more about the 2023 Academy Awards:
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The 95th annual Oscars will be held on March 12, 2023, in Los Angeles.
 
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Kimmel is returning to host for the third time. He previously helmed the 2017 and 2018 awards. 
 
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The ceremony will be broadcast on ABC. 
 
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Nominations have not yet been announced, but the 2023 Oscars will honor the best and brightest of films released in 2022. The Whale, The Fabelmans, Elvis and Everything Everywhere All at Once are strong contenders for top trophies. The official list will be revealed in January 2023. 
 
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Despite the drama that ensued during the 2022 ceremony, ABC was pleased with the broadcast. “My assessment of the Oscars was that it was really a successful year for the show,” Erwich told Deadline in May 2022. “Obviously there was a lot of controversy, which overshadowed a lot of the positive things about the show, but I was really happy with the program. Even before that very unfortunate moment, the show started off up year over year, and we came back in a big way.”
At the time, the network’s president of entertainment hinted that the 2023 Oscars will be “even better,” adding: “There’s always things to learn.”
Kimmel, for his part, thinks the topic is unavoidable. “It’s got to come up in some way,” he told Extra in November 2022. “You know, I don’t want to really make light of it necessarily, because it wasn’t [light] to comedians. You know, comedians are mad about it. … It’s like, it’s one of those things that for a group of people that find everything funny, it’s, like, not funny, you know? But of course … when they read the wrong winner one year when I hosted the Oscars, we had to make mention of that the next year.”
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