You know what? 2016 has been such a crazy year that I hadn’t even noticed that it was December and the Academy still hadn’t announced who would be hosting next year’s Oscar telecast!
Well, they finally announced their pick earlier today. With the exception of that time that Eddie Murphy accepted the job and then withdrew, has the Academy ever waited this long to name a host? I have no idea and, to be honest, I really don’t care enough to look it up.
Anyway, your host will be…
Personally, I’m happy. I like Jimmy Kimmel and I was kind of worried that the Academy would pick someone like the painfully overrated Stephen Colbert.
That said, I’ve always thought that Jon Stewart did a petty good job when he hosted the show and I wouldn’t have minded him returning, on the condition that he shave off that hideous beard.
Speaking of hideous beards, let’s hope that it’s a clean-shaven Jimmy who shows up for the telecast next February!