Jimmy Kimmel will be the presenter of the 2017 edition of the Oscars, according to the Hollywood Reporter and Variety, quoted by the EFE. The presenter of the ‘Late Night With Jimmy Kimmel’, was the host of other ceremonies like the editions of Emmys in 2012 and 2016 from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and broadcasted by ABC. He was also the presenter of the five previous editions of the American Music Awards, but it is for the first time that he presents the Oscars ceremony. The event will take place on February 26, 2017. Jennifer Todd and Michael De Luca will be the producers.
Jennifer Todd is the production president at Pearl Street Films, the company founded by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck where she worked at ‘Live by Night’, the new film of Affleck as a director, which will be launched on cinemas this month. De Luca, the former production president at New Line Cinema, DreamWorks and Sony Pictures, obtained nominations for the production of ‘Moneyball’, ‘Captain Phillips’ and ‘The Social Network’. The Oscars’ host, Jimmy Kimmel announced that: ‘My wife is hosting a baby inside her body.’ He also joked: ‘We went and got the ultrasound — which is weird because you’re spying on the baby, the baby doesn’t know, already you’re spying on the baby — but we asked the technician not to tell us whether we’re having a boy or a girl. Our plan is to let the child decide for itself.’ Kimmel also congratulated himself: ‘Congratulations to me. I’m hosting the Oscars and I had sex.
Two things as a teenage boy I never thought would be possible.’ Jimmy Kimmel and his wife, Molly McNearney, are the parents of a two years old girl, Jane. Jimmy Kimmel has also two children from his first marriage.