Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the Oscars for the first time. The host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” broke the news by tweeting “Yes, I am hosting the Oscars. This is not a prank. And if it is my revenge on @TheAcademy will be terrible and sweet.”
Mr Kimmel has hosted several award shows in the past including the American Music Awards and Emmy Awards. It’s won’t be a big surprise to see him host the 2017 Oscars which was hosted this year by Chris Rocks.
Meanwhile, nominees for the awards will be announced on January 24, 2017 and the show will air on ABC on February 26, 2017.