Late-night TV comedian Jimmy Kimmel will host the 89th Academy Awards, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. It will be Kimmel's first time hosting the awards show, although he has hosted the Emmys twice. The Emmys suffered their lowest ratings ever after the Jimmy Kimmel Live! star hosted this past September.
Late-night comedians have swept this season's award show positions, with James Corden tapped to host the Grammy Awards and the Tony Awards and Jimmy Fallon to host the Golden Globes.
The Oscars will air on ABC on Feb. 26, 2017.