Jimmy Kimmel To Host The 2017 Oscars

Jimmy Kimmel To Host The 2017 Oscars

The "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" is headed to the Academy Awards to host the 2017 Oscars.

"Yes, I am hosting the Oscars. This is not a prank," Kimmel wrote in a tweet. "And if it is, my revenge on @TheAcademy will be terrible & sweet."

This will mark Kimmel's first time helming the Oscars. Having hosted the American Music Awards multiple times for his home network, this is no surprise.

The news comes just months after Kimmel earned largely positive reviews for his turn as host of the 2016 Emmy Awards, a show he also hosted in 2012.

“Jimmy has the qualities of all the great hosts,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “He knows who he is, he knows the audience and he knows how to captain a ship with many moving parts. We're thrilled he has agreed to host our show.”  

The nominees for the Oscars will be announced January 24, 2017.