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Oscar Night, Take 2

Jimmy Kimmel to host 2018 Academy Awards


Unlike the two accountants responsible for the envelope fiasco at this year's Academy Awards ceremony, Jimmy Kimmel will be back on the job when the Oscars return March 4.

The late-night host will return as master of ceremonies for the 90th annual edition of Hollywood's biggest night.

Kimmel was the frontman in February when PriceWaterhouseCoopers representatives handed the wrong envelope to Best Picture presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, resulting in the most dramatic flub in awards show history.

Dunaway, reading from the card that listed Emma Stone of "La La Land" as Best Actress, read the name of that movie aloud. Pandemonium ensued as officials rushed the stage to correct the error and announce the actual winner, "Moonlight."

Kimmel says he's excited to get a second crack at the high-profile gig. "Hosting the Oscars was a highlight in my career," he said today in a statement. "If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!"

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