The late-night talk show host is now tied with Whoopi Goldberg and Jack Lemmon, who have also emceed the Oscars four times. Celebrities who hosted more times than Kimmel include Johnny Carson (5 times), Billy Crystal (9 times) and Bob Hope (11 times).
“I always dreamed of hosting the Oscars exactly four times,” the 56-year-old comedian said in a statement.
Kimmel previously hosted in 2017, 2018, and 2023.
“We are thrilled about Jimmy returning to host and Molly [McNearney] returning as executive producer for the Oscars,” Academy CEO and President Bill Kramer added. “They share our love of movies and our commitment to producing a dynamic and entertaining show for our global audience.