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Jimmy Kimmel To Host The Oscars In 2017

This will be Jimmy Kimmel's first time hosting the Academy Awards.

The comedian and television host Jimmy Kimmel will be presenting the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Long a front-runner for the role, Jimmy Kimmel has considerable experience in hosting Hollywood's biggest awards shows, having presented the 2012 and 2016 Emmy Awards, 2007 ESPYS and the American Music Awards five times. Previous hosts of the ceremony include Chris Rock (2016), Neil Patrick Harris (2015) and Ellen DeGeneres (2014). Kimmel has also hosted the popular late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" since 2003.

The 2017 Oscars, or 89th Academy Awards ceremony, will be held on February 26th and will air live on ABC.

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