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2017 Oscars: Jimmy Kimmel to host '89th Academy Awards'

2017 Oscars: Jimmy Kimmel to host '89th Academy Awards'

Washington D.C. [USA], Dec. 6 : Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will emcee the 2017 Oscars.

The 49-year-old comedian has been tapped to host the ' 2017 Academy Awards', which will be produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, Variety reports.

This will be his first time Kimmel is hosting the Oscars even though he has previously hosted other big events like the '2016 Emmy Awards', the 'ESPY Awards' in 2007, plus the 'American Music Awards' in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

"Yes, I am hosting the Oscars. This is not a prank," the 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' host tweeted an hour after the news broke.

"And if it is, my revenge on @TheAcademy will be terrible & sweet. Thx to @alsformalwear," he added.

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