Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Jimmy Kimmel Will Host the Oscars Again Next March, With Same Producers as Last Year


Jimmy Kimmel will host the 90th Academy Awards next March on ABC. Kimmel hosted the show this past February, and had a nice success. Michael DeLuca and Jennifer Todd will repeat as producers. The show airs late this year– March 4th– because of the Olympics on NBC.

Oscar prognosticators are already predicting the winners and front runners, etc for next year even though no one’s seen any of the movies. But some of the names already in the mix are Steven Spielberg with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep for “The Post,” Rooney Mara for “Mary Magdalene” from the director of “The Lion,” Christopher Nolan for “Dunkirk,” and so on. No one really knows a thing.

Kimmel’s hosting of the Oscars runs along party lines, so to speak. He’s on ABC. These days the hosts of awards shows are drawn from the networks they’re on. That’s the way it goes.

Meantime, Cheryl Boone Isaacs has stepped down from running the Academy after two progressive, innovative years. A number of people are running for the Academy board including actors like Rita Wilson. Hawk Koch, who preceded Isaacs, wants to return to the lead position, which I think is a good idea. No one asked me, however!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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