The 89th Academy Awards are on February 26th, 2017, and earlier today The Hollywood Reporter claimed they knew who would be hosting Hollywood’s annual 4-hour wank-fest. THR says they’ve “learned” that the hosting gig for the Oscars is going to the other late-night Jimmy, Jimmy Kimmel. As it turns out, THR’s sources were right. Jimmy Kimmel confirmed on Twitter that he’ll be soon get fitted for a fancy new hostin’ tux. “Billy Crystal, passed over yet again” thought a bummed-out Billy Crystal.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) December 5, 2016
Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs on ABC, and the Oscars will air on ABC, so it makes sense that they’d throw the job to someone already on ABC payroll. Jimmy also has recent major award show hosting experience: he hosted the last Emmys in September.
It was announced in the summer that Jimmy Fallon would be hosting the Oscars’ less-legitimate/drunk brother, the Golden Globe Awards. Having the GGs and the Oscars hosted by two Jimmys is good news for any dumb actors and actresses who will attend both ceremonies. Only one host’s name to remember! But how to tell them apart? Well, one will be grinning like a kid who just drank an entire pitcher of Kool Aid mixed with Red Bull. The other looks like your aunt’s boyfriend who always comes over to your house and heads straight to the toilet while shouting at you to be a sport and grab him a magazine.