Jimmy Kimmel to Return as Oscars Host For Second Consecutive Year, Pokes Fun at Infamous Envelope Mix-Up

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Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the 90th Annual Academy Awards.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences took to Twitter on Tuesday to share the big news.
"No one can throw a party 90 years in the making like @JimmyKimmel and producers Michael De Luca & Jennifer Todd!"the tweet read. "Welcome back! #Oscars90."
Kimmel also took to Twitter to share his excitement. "Thanks to @TheAcademy for asking me to host The #Oscars again (assuming I opened the right envelope)," he wrote.
This marks Kimmel’s second consecutive year as host. The last time a person hosted the Oscars back-to-back was Billy Crystal in 1997 and 1998.
“Hosting the Oscars was a highlight of my career,” the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host said in a statement. “I am grateful to Cheryl, Dawn and the Academy for asking me to return to work with two of my favorite people, [producers] Mike De Luca and Jennifer Todd.”
It's been almost three month since the unforgettable mishap occurred at the 89th Annual Academy Awards, where La La Land was mistakenly announced as the Best Picture winner, when it was really supposed to go to Moonlight.
Kimmel was quick to make light of the event after Tuesday's announcement.
"If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!” Kimmel said in the statement.
The 90th Annual Academy Awards will be held on March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.