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Jimmy Kimmel's plan for Oscars night

This Sunday isn't Jimmy Kimmel's first time hosting the Oscars, but the 2018 Academy Awards show is likely to be far different than the event's been in years past.

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"This is a weird year," Kimmel said during a visit to Ellen DeGeneres' show. "There are a lot of very serious things happening. You do want to be appropriate and respectful but more importantly I want to be funny. Nobody remembers appropriate or respectful."

Oh, and remember last's year's envelope gaffe? "La La Land" was mistakenly crowned best picture before the error was corrected and "Moonlight" took top honors.

"Some people think it was a prank that I was pulling," he stressed. "Not a prank. If it was a prank I was pulling, it would have been on Matt Damon!"

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