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Jimmy Kimmel to Host Oscars 2017

06 Dec 2016

The comedian is all set to host the 89th edition of the Academy Awards

Late night television presenter Jimmy Kimmel announced that he has been roped in to host the Oscars next year, according to reports. It will be the first time hosting the event for the comedian.

He tweeted, “Yes, I am hosting the Oscars. This is not a prank. And if it is, my revenge on @TheAcademy will be terrible & sweet.”

Reportedly, the Academy did not respond immediately to requests for confirmation, but it retweeted his announcement.