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.