With Awards season well underway, The Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences has announced that Jimmy Kimmel will return as Oscars host for the 96th ceremony. This marks the fourth time Kimmel is hosting the show, having previously hosted the 2017, 2018, and 2023 ceremonies.
While Kimmel’s show did not air during the WGA strike, the late-night show host teamed up with Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Seth Meyers during the strike on a regular podcast to support striking workers called Strike Force Five. Kimmel returned on air on October 2, a few days after the WGA strike ended.
With the SAG-AFTRA strike now over, the 96th Oscars will not move air dates and be broadcast on its originally planned date, March 10, 2024. Nominations are set to be announced on January 23.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter