It’s official: Jimmy Kimmel will host the Academy Awards next February.
” Yes, I am hosting the Oscars. This is not a prank. And if it is, my revenge on @TheAcademy will be terrible & sweet,” he composed.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news Monday morning with a declaration from incoming producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. The Associated Press affirmed Kimmel’s arrangement not long after.
“I grew up with a little Johnny Carson as host, a lot with Billy Crystal, I loved the Ellen (DeGeneres) year and Steve Martin,” De Luca told in early November, prior to Kimmel’s hiring. “I like funny people who can riff and improv, throw out one-liners based on the evening’s events. But I think if we had one word to describe how we want people to feel during the show, we want joy.”
Kimmel, 49, is no more interesting to hosting duties, having earned solid notification for his work facilitating the Emmys this year (he additionally facilitated the TV-driven show in 2012, and past facilitated the American Music Awards and the ESPYs).
Facilitating September’s Emmys, the entertainer “hit the check right throughout the night,” composed USA TODAY TV faultfinder Robert Bianco. This will be Kimmel’s first time facilitating the Oscars.
Preceding making that big appearance at the current year’s Emmys, Kimmel shared his cooking procedure. “I never need to offend anybody, however generally I think you know who can and can’t take it and that is the manner by which you choose who gets it,” he told. “You’re really penalized for being a good sport.”
The pick is a slick marriage for ABC, which show the Oscars. In August, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hit another arrangement with ABC broadcast agreement until 2028. Chris Rock facilitated the Oscars a year ago. The Academy Awards air Feb. 26.