TV personality Jimmy Kimmel’s parents came to know about the news of him hosting the 2017 Oscars ceremony when they read the news online because the popular talk show host forgot to tell them. During an interview to Entertainment Toinght, Kimmel said, “I forgot to tell my parents, and then they found out online. So, that’s probably the best feedback I got.” When announcing his double good news earlier this week, as he is also expecting a baby with his wife, Kimmel joked he’d achieved two things he never expected possible when he was a teenager.
“My wife is hosting a baby inside her body. So that’s what’s coming. So, there’s a lot of exciting stuff going on. 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 is to host the 2017 Oscars ceremony in February, Hollywood trade publications Variety and The Hollywood Reporter said on Monday.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which organizes the Oscars, could not immediately confirm or deny the report, first reported as an exclusive by Variety. Kimmel, 49, who hosts ABC television’s “Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel,” would be a first-time host of the Oscars, the most prestigious night in the movie industry. He previously hosted the 2016 Emmy Awards for television and is a past host of the American Music Awards show.