Kimmel quipped about the error and his return to the helm.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Despite his jokes that he'll never get asked back after the historic envelope flub at this year's Academy Awards, Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the Oscars once more. Kimmel hosted the Oscars for the first time this year in which an embarrassing on-stage mix-up led to presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly being given the wrong envelope and announcing "La La Land" as the victor of best picture, the top award of the night. "Thanks to @TheAcademy for asking me to host The #Oscars again (assuming I opened the right envelope)", he wrote. "I really did", Kimmel said at the end of the telecast.
Still, ABC, which was granted a larger advisory capacity about key elements of the show when the Academy renewed its contract with the network through 2028 last summer, was eager to see the host of its Jimmy Kimmel Live! invited back.More news: Veteran Mexican journalist Javier Valdez is killed
This year's show stirred headlines thanks to the drama behind the envelope gaffe in which Faye Dunaway, reading an incorrect card, announced "La La Land" as the best picture victor.
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"After just one year, we can't imagine anyone else hosting The Oscars", added Channing Dungey, the president of ABC Entertainment.