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Jimmy Kimmel to Host Oscars in 2017

TVLine logo TVLine 12/5/2016 Matt Webb Mitovich
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Assuming Jimmy Kimmel bought his own tux to host this year’s Emmys, its cost is amortizing already.

ABC’s late-night frontman has been tapped to lord over the 89th Academy Awards, which will air on the Alphabet network on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.

Kimmel confirmed the gig on Twitter, hours after THR first reported rumblings about this year’s Oscars host:

In recent years, the Oscars have been hosted by Seth MacFarlane, Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris and, this past winter, Chris Rock.

In addition to twice hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards, Kimmel has also hosted the American Music Awards and the ESPYs.


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