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It’s Official: Jimmy Kimmel Will Host 2017 Academy Awards

The Oscars are still a few months away, but ABC and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have chosen a host for the 2017 Academy Awards: late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel!

This will be Kimmel’s first time tackling what is generally regarded as one of the most difficult jobs in all of show business, especially since critics tend to come out of the woodwork to pile on the host the night after the Oscars, no matter how he/she did the night before.

It's Official: Jimmy Kimmel Will Host 2017 Academy Awards

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Kimmel confirmed the news on his Twitter account, writing: “Yes, I am hosting the Oscars. This is not a prank. And if it is, my revenge on @TheAcademy will be terrible & sweet.”

The 2017 Academy Awards will air live Feb. 26 on ABC.

What do you think of Kimmel getting the gig? Sound off in the comments!

And for more movie news, check out the world premiere trailer to The Mummy reboot starring Tom Cruise!

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