Oscars 2023: all about Jimmy Kimmel, master of ceremonies for the third time

The 95th Academy Awards will be hosted on March 12, 2023 by Jimmy Kimmel. A role he will hold for the third time. The opportunity to look at the career of the man who has established himself as one of the essential stars of American television.

At 54, Jimmy Kimmel will have, as master of ceremonies of the Oscars, to make people forget the previous edition tarnished by the episode of the gigle given by Will Smith to Chris Rock. “Being invited to present the Oscars for the third time is either a great honor or a trap. (…) In any case, I am grateful to the Academy for offering me so quickly after everyone had said “no”, joked the comedian and presenter in a press release, presented otherwise as “ the perfect host” by members of the Academy.

During its premiere, in 2017, Jimmy Kimmel had witnessed a huge blunder. “La La Land” had indeed been announced as the winner of the Oscar for best picture in place of “Moonlight”.

star presenter and king of the Web

Born in Brooklyn in 1967, Jimmy Kimmel has always been a great admirer of the “king” of talk shows, David Letterman. Enough to arouse a vocation as a “Late show” host. After having cut his teeth on the Comedy Central channel by co-hosting several shows, he gained notoriety in 2003 thanks to his show, the “Jimmy Kimmel Live!“, the “late night show” of the ABC chain followed by millions of Americans.

If Jimmy Kimmel’s show is now essential, it is also thanks to its presence on the net. His program excerpts broadcast on his YouTube channel often go viral. As with James Corden (known in particular for his “carpool karaoke“) or the most schoolboy Jimmy Fallon, celebrities flock to his set in often hilarious sketches. Others like to trap the host in his intimacy like Rihanna or Britney Spears.

Many stars have also lent themselves to the game of “Mean Tweets”, namely reading mocking, often nasty tweets against them, all in front of the camera. A cheeky but winning bet: from George Clooney to Barack Obama via Gwyneth Paltrow, all the American elite happily consented to this perilous exercise.

Personal in the pro

Unimaginable in France, the personal life of the host is not kept secret by the person concerned since he does not hesitate to expose it to his viewers through the dissemination of photos of his daughter or his wife, each time serving his purpose. Actress Sarah Silverman, with whom the host was in a relationship, had also made a few comedic appearances on the show at the time of their affair. The man is now married to Molly McNearney, one of the producers of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, After having divorced Gina Maddy after fifteen years of marriage, with whom he had two children. Jimmy Kimmel and his wife are the parents of Jane and William, born in 2014 and 2017 respectively.

The website IMDB allows you to have some fairly intimate additional details about the life of the comedian who presented the evening of the Emmy Awards three times (2012, 2016 and 2020). We learn, for example, that he would be suffering from narcolepsy (controlled by treatment). Hard to believe when you see the busy schedule of the media man who also became program producers.

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Oscars 2023: all about Jimmy Kimmel, master of ceremonies for the third time