Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel goes to host the Oscars for the third time because the present makes an attempt to flip round sinking scores, Deadline stories. Kimmel final hosted the ceremony in 2017 and 2018. The latter was, on the time, the lowest-rated present in its historical past with 26 million viewers—however that was nonetheless much more than the 16 million who tuned in final 12 months, when Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, and Regina Hall shared internet hosting duties. Kimmel’s spouse can also be set to government produce the present. “Being invited to host the Oscars for a 3rd time is both a terrific honor or a lure,” Kimmel stated in an announcement. “Either approach, I’m grateful to the Academy for asking me so rapidly after everybody good stated no,” he stated.