Jimmy Kimmel will host 2017 Oscars

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Is Jimmy Kimmel the new Neil Patrick Harris? 

After a second stint hosting the Emmys in September, Kimmel will barely have time to dust off his host hat before he hosts the 2017 Academy Awards (which, like Jimmy Kimmel Live!, air on ABC). 

According to The Hollywood Reporter and others, Kimmel will host the Oscar ceremony, which takes place on Feb. 26, 2017. A rep for Kimmel did not immediately respond to Mashable‘s request for comment. 

Kimmel hosted the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, also on ABC, earlier this year as well as in 2012. 

This will be his first time as master of ceremonies at the Oscars, which were hosted by Harris in 2015 and Chris Rock in 2016. Read more…

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