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Why Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel is upset at the Academy

Jimmy Kimmel, who will host the 89th Academy Awards, is disappointed that Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool was snubbed by Oscar voters.

oscars 2017 Updated: Feb 23, 2017 15:56 IST
Host Jimmy Kimmel opens the show during the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

Oscars host, Jimmy Kimmel is disappointed that Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds, got snubbed by the voters.

In the run-up to the prestigious ceremony, the 49-year-old talk show host has said the industry is biased to nominate only a particular type of films at the Academy Awards, reported Variety.

The 2017 Oscars, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 26, 2017. (AFP)

“I would have liked to have seen Deadpool get nominated. I do think there’s a certain type of movie that’s not considered for awards. It’s a shame, because there’s nothing serious about the movies; they’re an escape,” Kimmel said.

Kimmel added that comedy films “are also underappreciated” and that “maybe too much gravity (is) applied to the nomination process”.

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First Published: Feb 23, 2017 13:19 IST