Academy slammed for asking Jimmy Kimmel to host Oscars for THIRD time despite low ratings

It has been reported that the announcement has come amid a new lengthy contract signing between Jimmy Kimmel and the ABC network

Academy slammed for asking Jimmy Kimmel to host Oscars for THIRD time despite low ratings
Jimmy Kimmel is the official host for the 2023 Academy Awards (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA: Jimmy Kimmel is all set to take the center stage for the third time after the Academy revealed its host for the 2023 event. There has been quite an uproar about his name though, as many fans believe that there were definitely many other talents who could have taken up the role for the 95th Academy Awards. The 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' show host reacted to the announcement saying, "Being invited to host the Oscars for a third time is either a great honor or a trap."

In a press release, Kimmel added, "Either way, I am grateful to the Academy for asking me so quickly after everyone good said no." It has been reported by The Hollywood Reporter, that the announcement has come amid a new contract signing between Kimmel and ABC network, where the 54-year-old host will likely remain in business through 2026. Janet Yang, the Academy’s new president said in a press release, "Jimmy is the perfect host to help us recognize the incredible artists and films of our 95th Oscars. His love of movies, live TV expertise and ability to connect with our global audiences will create an unforgettable experience for our millions of viewers worldwide."

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The awards will be presented on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, and will be aired live on ABC. Kimmel recently hosted the 2022 Emmy Awards, where he pulled a stunt while interrupting 'Abbott Elementary’ writer Quinta Brunson from accepting the award for Outstanding Comedy Writing. He was dragged out by Will Arnett, who joked that Kimmel was drunk after yet another loss to John Oliver for the best TV show host, reported Esquire.

Later, Kimmel invited Brunson on his show and apologized, “They said that I stole your moment, and maybe I did. The last thing I would ever want to do is upset you because I think so much of you, and I think you know that. I hope you know that." She accepted his apology and added that she didn’t allow her to be bothered by anything since she was busy taking in the moment after winning her first Emmy.

However, netizens were not pleased about him being a host for the Oscars, yet again. One tweeted, “Ratings are about to go down again. I love the Oscars and will watch for sure, but come on, his shows were just not good. You had Gaga voicing her interest, you had the Only Murders folks - and you go for this? Heck, even Ellen's show was better.” The second said, “Oh goodie, 3 year old tired rants about orange man bad. His own fans stopped watching his show, but, sure, pick him. Show his black face clips in the background while he belittles black actresses.”

Another wrote, “When are you going to do something new, there are so many people who could host, for starters Ricky Gervais, Graham Norton, Kevin Hart(btw I know he was fired but still) and more.” “Very very bad idea. The host should be someone directly involved with making movies in some fashion. This isn't late night comedy, It's the Oscars!!,” wrote one more fan. Another reacted, “You removed Kevin Hart as host cause of a joke about his kid, yet you allow someone who jokes in black face.”

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