And the host of the 2017 Academy Awards is…(Drumroll, please)
According to an exclusive report from The Hollywood Reporter this morning, Kimmel has been chosen by producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, who were brought on board to help with the massive awards show just last month. They are expected to announce his official hosting duties soon.
While their official announcement has yet to happen, Kimmel took to Twitter about an hour ago to confirm his involvement in the show.
Public reaction to the decision has been swift, and pretty harsh:
Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the Oscars and I'm glad because I was running out of things to be angry about— Beau Salant (@BeauSalant) December 5, 2016
Jimmy Kimmel hosting the Oscars? How delightfully boring.— Ethan Brundeen (@therealbrundeen) December 5, 2016
Kimmel has hosted the Emmys twice, in 2012 and 2016. It will be his first time hosting the Oscars. What do you think of the decision? Let us know in the comments!