Jimmy Kimmel Admits He Will Get Political At The Oscars, But Hopes To Keep It ‘Light’
Late night show host Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the 89th Academy Awards on February 26, and he’s already admitted that he’s going to get political during the biggest night in cinema.
This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Hollywood stars have taken every opportunity of this awards season to go after Donald Trump.
“I haven’t decided exactly how much I will dwell on that,” Kimmel told People magazine. “A lot of it depends on what happens that week,” the talk-show host added. (RELATED: Donald Trump Did Not Watch ‘Hillary Lover’ Meryl Streep’s Speech)
“There are one, sometimes three, new interesting stories coming out of the White House every day it seems,” Kimmel said of his potential source for Oscar material. “So who knows what will be happening?”
“I just hope whatever is happening is light,” Kimmel added.
Hollywood stars using the big awards shows as a platform for political commentary is nothing new, but the outcry from actors and musicians is nearing the point of becoming unbearable for viewers.
We’ll have to wait and see if Kimmel keeps it “light” like he says he will. The “Jimmy Kimmel” live host made sure to give himself a little breathing room though. (SLIDESHOW: The Best Looks From The Red Carpet Of The Grammy Awards)
“By the week before, I’ll have 80 percent of it done probably and it’ll just be a matter of finding out what is topical,” he said. “I have a tendency to change things right at the last minute.”