Jimmy Kimmel will host those Academy Awards in 2017

We are in the throes of awards season with somber hit after hit are let loose on our critical world. While a Pitt led or Affleck starring drama is to be had, there has to be a host to facilitate the long outstanding tradition of the Academy Awards. Now, Variety has learned, Jimmy Kimmel will be that host. The late night guru has done all in terms of awards hosting. He's tackled the 2007 ESPYS, 2012 and 2016 Emmys, and America's own American Music Awards five whole times. Can Kimmel handle the limelight of the Oscars as well as his other hosty friends? Find out when the 89th Academy Awards take over on Sunday, February 26.