Jimmy Kimmel is the 2017 Oscars host
It seems that an Oscars host has finally been found. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (via Variety) has picked late night host Jimmy Kimmel to host the 89th Oscars telecast. The Academy Awards will air live on the ABC Television Network, and broadcast worldwide, on Oscar Sunday, February 26, 2017.
This will be Kimmel’s frist time hosting the Oscars, though he has hosted the Emmy Awards in both 2012 and 2016. His talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” is now in its 14th season and airs weekdays at 11:35pm/10:35c on ABC. Kimmel began his career as a radio comedian, and then became a household name as co-host of the Comedy Central programs Comedy Central’s “Win Ben Stein’s Money” and “The Man Show.” He has also played himself in several movies, as well as providing voices in animated films like Garfield, The Smurfs 2 and the upcoming The Boss Baby.
Three-time Oscar-nominated producer Michael De Luca and Emmy-nominated producer Jennifer Todd will produce the 89th Oscars telecast.
The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.