When will the motion picture academy finally announce a host for the 2019 Oscars ceremony? Jimmy Kimmel was announced on May 16 last year, over nine months before the 2018 ceremony. Prior to that, it took producers a good while to announce Kimmel for the first time on December 5, 2016, just a little over two months before the 2017 ceremony. The ABC late night host became the first person to emcee consecutive Oscars ceremonies since Billy Crystal did it in the 1990s.
We’ve got a brand new poll below with Kimmel as one of a dozen possible choices as host of the 2019 Oscars in Hollywood. Vote now for which person you think should get the gig.
Along with Kimmel, we’ve only included two other past hosts in our poll below — Ellen DeGeneres (2007, 2014) and Hugh Jackman (2009). Any selection among the other nine people would be a first-timer. We have not included other networks’ late night hosts (Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers) since ABC would not allow such a selection over their own homegrown Kimmel.
Will Ferrell — Two-time Golden Globe nominee and six-time Emmy nominee
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — Emmy winners and hosts of three Golden Globes
Ricky Gervais — Emmy winner and host of four Golden Globes
Tiffany Haddish — Emmy winner who co-announced the 2018 nominees
Kevin Hart — comedian and actor who Chris Rock predicted would be an upcoming host
Queen Latifah — Grammy and Emmy winner plus past Oscar nominee (“Chicago”)
Lin-Manuel Miranda — Tony, Emmy and Grammy winner plus past Oscar nominee (“Moana”)
Justin Timberlake — Grammy and Emmy winner plus past Oscar nominee (“Trolls”)
Oprah Winfrey — Two-time Oscar nominee and recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
Be sure to check out how our experts rank this year’s Oscar contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own 2019 Oscar predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominations are announced on January 22.