Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel plans a fun awards show

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

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

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'. Print Edition | Subscribe