A couple of hours ago The Hollywood Reporter‘s Gregg Kilday broke the news that Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2017 Oscar telecast. Last year the hiring of Chris Rock to host the 2016 Oscars was announced on 10.21.15, or roughly six weeks earlier than today’s report. It took eons for the Academy to finally hire Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd to produce the show (that announcement broke on 11.4), but now Deluca and Todd have pulled the trigger on Kimmel only a month later. The Oscar show will air on Sunday, 2.26, or nearly 11 weeks hence.