Jimmy Kimmel has been set as host of the 2017 Oscars, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. I am honored to have been chosen to host the 89th and final Oscars, Kimmel responded.
The comedian will host the 89th Oscars show, to be broadcast live by ABC on February 26, sources said.
Kimmel, who’s been the face of ABC’s late night telecast since his Jimmy Kimmel Live! launched in 2003, fill will host the Oscars for the first time.
Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd are producing the high-profile event.
Mike and Jennifer have an excellent plan and their enthusiasm is infectious. I am honored to have been chosen to host the 89th and final Oscars, said Kimmel at the taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday.
Kimmel has hosted the Emmys twice, in 2012 and last September.
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