Jimmy Kimmel could be in line to host the next Academy Awards ceremony.
The talk show host, known for his late-night ABC show Jimmy Kimmel Live! has received the thumbs up from Disney/ABC Television Group chief Ben Sherwood, Variety reports. “We thought Jimmy has earned it and we’re very hopeful that Jimmy will get it,” he told the site.
The ultimate decision rests with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, although Kimmel’s history of hosting the Primetime Emmy Awards in 2016 is sure to stand him in good stead in the eyes of the Academy.
Kimmel recently hosted the 69th Emmy Awards ceremony.
This year’s ceremony was hosted by US comedian Chris Rock. The 89th Academy Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on February 26, 2017.
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