This won't be the first time the late night star has hosted a major award shows. Kimmel has previously hosted the Emmys in 2016 and 2012, as well as the 2007 ESPYs and the American Music Awards on five separate occasions. However, this will be his first time hosting the Oscars.
Although Kimmel received good reviews for his most recent Emmys hosting gig in September, the ceremony's ratings fell to an all-time low of 11.3 million viewers. In comparison, last year's Oscar broadcast, which was hosted by Chris Rock, earned 34.3 million viewers — triple the recent Emmys audience, but still an 11-year low for the Academy Awards.