Who is hosting The Oscars 2023? What you need to know about Jimmy Kimmel & list of past Academy Awards hosts

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This year will mark the third time American talk show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel will host The Oscars at the Dolby Theatre.

Hollywood’s best and brightest come together to receive the biggest accolade stars of the film industry can receive - an Academy Award. Each year The Oscars goes viral, not just for moments like the Will Smith and Chris Rock slapping incident, but also for its host, who offers levity and sometimes hilarious rants - for those who remember the exploits of Ricky Gervais.

But who is hosting The Oscars in 2023? It is none other than popular American talk show host and comedian Jimmy Kimmel. This will mark the third occasion the 55-year-old has hosted the Academy Awards, having previously featured in the role in 2017 and 2018.

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Highly regarded for his ability to captivate audiences, Kimmel is a popular choice as the mouthpiece among award ceremony organisers. He has also previously hosted the Emmy Awards in 2012, 2016 and 2020.

Viewers of The Oscars will recognise Jimmy Kimmel from his popular late-night programme Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC. The show first aired in January 2003 and has been going strong overseas ever since.

Not only has the Academy Awards host also been named as one of TIME magazine’s ‘World’s 100 Most Influential People’, but Kimmel also does a lot of charity work. He has supported the likes of GEANCO, Aid Still Required, Hillsides, Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, as well as Boys & Girls Club of America.

Jimmy Kimmel joins a laundry list of huge names that have hosted The Oscars. Below is a quick rundown of those who have had the opportunity to present The Academy Awards in previous years.

List of past hosts of The Oscars

Jimmy Kimmel will host The Oscars 2023 which is the third time in his career - Credit: Getty ImagesJimmy Kimmel will host The Oscars 2023 which is the third time in his career - Credit: Getty Images
Jimmy Kimmel will host The Oscars 2023 which is the third time in his career - Credit: Getty Images | Getty Images
  • Chris Rock
  • Neil Patrick Harris
  • Ellen DeGeneres 
  • Seth MacFarlane
  • Billy Crystal
  • James Franco
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Steve Martin 
  • Alec Baldwin
  • Hugh Jackman 
  • Jon Stewart
  • Steve Martin
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • David Letterman
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Chevy Chase
  • Goldie Hawn
  • Paul Hogan
  • Alan Alda
  • Jane Fonda, 
  • Robin Williams
  • Jack Lemmon
  • Johnny Carson
  • Liza Minnelli
  • Dudley Moore
  • Richard Pryor
  • Walter Matthau
  • Bob Hope 
  • Warren Beatty
  • Ellen Burstyn
  • Richard Pryor
  • Goldie Hawn
  • Gene Kelly
  • George Segal
  • Robert Shaw
  • Sammy Davis Jr
  • Shirley MacLaine
  • Frank Sinatra
  • John Huston
  • Burt Reynolds
  • David Niven
  • Diana Ross
  • Carol Burnett
  • Michael Caine
  • Charlton Heston
  • Rock Hudson
  • Helen Hayes
  • Alan King,
  • Sammy Davis Jr
  • Tony Randall
  • Mort Sahl
  • Laurence Olivier
  • Jerry Lewis
  • James Stewart
  • Rosalind Russell
  • Donald Duck
  • Celeste Holm
  • Claudette Colbert
  • Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • Thelma Ritter
  • Donald O’Connor
  • Fredric March
  • Conrad Nagal
  • Danny Kaye
  • Fred Astaire
  • Paul Douglas
  • Robert Montgomery
  • Agnes Moorehead
  • Dick Powell
  • Jack Benny
  • James Stewart
  • Jack Benny
  • Bob Burns
  • George Jessel
  • Frank Capra
  • Irvin S. Cobb
  • Will Rogers
  • Lionel Barrymore
  • Lawrence Grant 
  • William C. deMille
  • Douglas Fairbanks

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