[Movies] Jimmy Kimmel to Host Next Year's Oscars?
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.01.2013
ABC reportedly wants him for the role...
Jimmy Kimmel may be next year's Oscar host if rumors are right. The New York Post reports that a source has told them Kimmel is ABC's top choice to serve as host for the show.
The source notes, "Jimmy is favored to host the Oscars next year; ABC has been pushing him for the role."
Kimmel has been mentioned as a possiblity from several people due to his well-received post-ceremony show and the high ratings, as well as his ability to tap into a younger demo without being necessarily as divisive as Seth MacFarlane. A source within the Academy noted though that it is "way too early" to confirm Kimmel, considering that the host will not be decided until the next Academy president is selected, who will in turn select the producers for the show.