According to reports, Jimmy Kimmel has been tapped to host the 2017 Academy Awards. The “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host will follow in the foot steps of Chris Rock, who hosted the 2016 Academy Awards that were heavily criticized for its lack of diversity. This will mark Kimmel’s first time helming the Oscars, although he is a seasoned veteran when it comes to hosting award shows. Nominees for the 2017 Academy Awards will be announced January 24th, 2017. The Academy Awards is set to air February 26th, 2017 on ABC. Stay tuned for more news!