Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel plans a fun awards show

He is known for his criticism of politicians, but Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel plans to keep the mood light at the ceremony

American talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel will host the Oscars this year.
American talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel will host the Oscars this year.PHOTO: HBO

Everyone expects comedian Jimmy Kimmel to get political when he hosts the Oscars (next Monday morning, Singapore time).

This is because the American talk-show host has used his late-night programme, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, to severely criticise Republican politicians and United States President Donald Trump.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 28, 2018, with the headline 'Fun Oscars from Kimmel'. Subscribe