Yes, I am hosting the Oscars. This is not a prank. And if it is, my revenge on @TheAcademy will be terrible & sweet. Thx to @alsformalwear — Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel), TV host, producer, writer, comedian, voice actor; December 5, 2016, On hosting The 89th Academy Awards (2017 Oscars).
Photo left of Jimmy Kimmel smiling from Wikipedia by photographer Andrea George created September 4,2012 during a ceremony for Ellen DeGeneres to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Video below of Jimmy Kimmel catches 2016 Oscar host, Chris Rock after the 2016 Oscars.
"...So ...Great night tonight. We have 4 black nominees...Kinda like the deaf Oscar jam tonight ... You know why I love the Oscars. Cause the Oscars are the only awards show where the people nominated don't really perform...There's no acting at the Oscars ...The only acting you see at the Oscars are when people act like they're not mad when they lost...Like I remember one year when Halle Berry won the Oscar Nicole Kidman was smiling so wide she shoulda' won an Emmy at the Oscars for her great performance ...See at least they make white movies for people to enjoy ... real movies with plots ...with actors not rappers ... with real names like "Catch Me If You Can," "Saving Private Ryan," ... black people movies don't have real names ... you get names like "Barbershop," that's not a name that's just a location ... "Barbershop," "Cookout," "CarWash," ... they've been making the same movies for 40 years. That's right you know laundromat is coming soon. And after that check-cashing place." ~~ Chris Rock (Christopher Julius "Chris" Rock III) actor, comedian, voice artist, director, writer, and producer, excerpts from him while hosting the 2005 Oscar Awards (77th).
“It will be a night that ends with a lot of drunk, disappointed people.” ~~ Chris Rock,
Actor, comedian, on hosting Oscar 2016
(Image left is screen shot of Oscar.com homepage)
The 89th Academy Award (Oscar) 25-category nominations were announced live on January 24th by Jennifer Hudson and Brie Larson along with Oscar nominees Jason Reitman and Ken Watanabe and Oscar-winning cinematographer Emmanuel "Chivo" Lubezki.
The 89th Oscars® LIVE OSCAR SUNDAY will be broadcast live from Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. EST on ABC Television Network, and will be televised in more than 225 countries.
Here is a listing of key Academy Announcements for the 89th Academy Awards (or copy/paste this link http://www.oscars.org/news/academy-announces-key-dates-89th-oscars).
Films with the most nominations are “La La Land” (14 nominations, 13 categories) with no other films coming close. Arrival and Moonlight tied for 2nd with 8 nominations each.
As everyone expected, Meryl Streep received her historic 20th nomination for her role as Florence Foster Jenkins, despite President Donald Trump dubbing her as an "over-rated" actress.
Funnyman, Jimmy Kimmel, host of Jimmy Kimmel Live will host his first Academy Award Oscars® @AcademyAwardHD @Oscars_Live @AwardsOscarsTV #Oscars2017 this year. Kimmel is no stranger to the #Oscars® as he has hosted his annual Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars specials for years.
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♦ La La Land, Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt, Producers (2nd Academy Award nomination for Platt)
Actor in a Leading Role: This is a tough one. There are 3 who can win this Manchester's Casey Affleck, La La Land's Ryan Gosling and Fence's Denzel Washington- I picked Ryan Gosling on Oscar Challenge. WINNER:"TBD"
♦ Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
♦ Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic (2nd Academy Award nomination)
♦ Denzel Washington, Fences (8th Academy Award nomination, 2 wins)
♦ Emma Stone, La La Land (2rd Academy Award nomination)
Actor in a Supporting Role: Undecided – could be Jeff Bridges or Michael Shannon but I picked Mahershala Ali on Oscar Challenge. WINNER: TBA
♦ Lucas Hedges, Manchester By the Sea
♦ Naomie Harris, Moonlight
♦ Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
♦ Moana, John Musker (2nd Academy Award nomination), Ron Clements (3rd Academy Award nomination), and Osnat Shurer
♦ My Life as a Zucchini, Claude Barras and Max Karli
♦ The Red Turtle, Michael Dudok de Wit and Toshio Suzuki (3rd Academy Award nomination, 1 Oscar win)
♦ Zootopia, Byron Howard (2nd Academy Award nomination), Rich Moore (2nd Academy Award nomination), and Clark Spencer
♦ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Colleen Atwood (12th Academy Award nomination, 3 Oscar wins)
♦ Florence Foster Jenkins, Consolata Boyle (2nd Academy Award nomination)
♦ Jackie, Madeline Fontaine
♦ La La Land, Mary Zophres (2nd Academy Award nomination)
♦ Damien Chazelle, La La Land (3rd Academy Award nomination includes other for Original screenplay)
♦ Barry Jenkins, Moonlight (4th-ever black director nominee, (2nd Academy Award nomination includes other for adapted screenplay)
Documentary Feature: Hard to decide, depending if political correctness determines, 13th or O.J.: Made in America could win; my first pick was Life Animated but changed to OJ: Made in America. WINNER:"TBA"
♦ O.J.: Made in America, Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow
♦ 13th, Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick and Howard Barish
♦ Joe’s Violin, Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen
♦ Watani: My Homeland, Marcel Mettelsiefen and Stephen Ellis
♦ The White Helmets, Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara (2nd Academy Award nominations for both Einsiedel and Natasegara)
♦ Hell or High Water, Jake Roberts
♦ La La Land, Tom Cross (2nd Academy Award nomination, 1 Oscar win)
♦ Moonlight, Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon
♦ The Salesman, Iran; Directed by Asghar Farhadi (3 Academy Award nominations for country, 1 Oscar win)
♦ Tanna, Australia; Directed by Bentley Dean and Martin Butler
♦ Toni Erdmann, Germany; Directed by Maren Ade (10 Academy Award nominations for country, 2 Oscar wins)
♦ Star Trek Beyond, Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo (3rd Academy Award nomination for Harlow, 1 win)
Production Design: My pick, La La Land. WINNER:"TBA"
Live Action Short Subject: Could be either Silent Night, Timecode or Sing, I picked Timecode on Oscar Challenge. :"TBA"
2017 Oscar resources:
♦ Oscar predictions 2017, Awards Circuit http://www.awardscircuit.com/oscar-predictions/best-cinematography/
♦ 89th Academy Awards, Wikipedia.org
2016 Oscar resources:
♦2016 Oscar predictions: Variety
♦ 2016 Oscar nominations, Oscar.com
♦ 88th Academy Awards - We all dream in gold, Wikipedia.org
♦ Oscar Nominations: 'The Revenant' & 'Mad Max' Lead Way; Leo Is In, Ridley Scott Is Not, Deadline AwardsLine
Oscar 2015 resources:
♦ 2015 Oscar nominations: Complete list; ‘Selma’ snubbed; ‘Birdman’ and ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ lead with nine http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2015/01/15/2015-oscar-nominations-complete-coverage/
♦ Oscars 2015: 'Boyhood,' 'Birdman' Score Big Nominations http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/oscars-2015-boyhood-birdman-score-big-nominations-20150115
♦ Oscars 2015: Nominations preview and predictions http://www.cbsnews.com/news/oscar-2015-nomination-predictions-who-will-be-in-the-running/
♦ Oscars 2015: 'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top nominations http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/chi-oscars-nominations-20150115-story.html
♦ Academy Awards nominations 2015: our predictions http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2015/jan/15/oscar-nominations-2015-our-predictions
Oscar 2014 resources:
♦ 2014 Oscar nominations: ‘Gravity,’ and ‘Hustle’ lead with 10 nominations including best picture, Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/moviesnow/la-et-mn-oscar-nominations-2014-main,0,500124.story#axzz2qZqycltO
♦ Oscar.com 2014 nominations, http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/86/nomineesByPicture.html
♦ Who’s gonna get picked ? Predicting the 2014 Oscar nominations http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/15/showbiz/movies/2014-oscar-predictions-nominations/
♦ Meet the 2014 Oscar Nominees, RottenTomatoes http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/15/showbiz/movies/2014-oscar-predictions-nominations/
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Nominations are at Oscar.com page at http://oscar.go.com/news/nominations/oscar-nominations-2016-the-complete-list-of-nominees