And we’re getting excited already
The 2017 Academy Awards are finally in sight, with this year’s ceremony hosted by US chat show host Jimmy Kimmel, taking place on 26th February.
This will be Jimmy’s first time at the helm of the prestigious awards, but it’s not his first time leading a show and if his last stint hosting the 2016 Emmy Awards is anything to go by, we’re all in for a hilarious evening.
Jimmy confirmed his hosting role back in December, tweeting: ‘Yes, I am hosting the Oscars. This is not a prank. And if it is, my revenge on @TheAcademy will be terrible & sweet. Thx to @alsformalwear.’
The latest Oscars news to emerge is the line-up of 2017 Academy Awards presenters, with the first wave announced earlier this week.
The Academy has confirmed that all of 2016’s acting category winners will be returning for this year’s ceremony to present their successors with their academy awards on stage.
It was the first Oscar win for both, with Brie taking home the gold on her first ever nomination for her work in Room, and Leo finally winning an Academy Award on his fifth nomination for his performance in The Revenant.
Alicia Vikander and Mark Rylance have also accepted invitations to present at this year’s ceremony, both winning their first Academy Awards last year: Mark Rylance winning Best Supporting Actor for his role in Bridge of Spies and Alicia Vikander taking home the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance in The Danish Girl.
The 2017 Oscar nominees were announced last week, and Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land came out as this year’s Oscar favourite, not only beating out the other films this year with its 14 nominations, but actually matching the all time Academy Award record, receiving the same amount of nominations as Titanic (1997) and All About Eve (1950).
We can’t wait to see who else is presenting, with both the Golden Globes 2017 and the Screen Actors Guild awards 2017 showcasing a particularly impressive line-up of on-stage A-listers earlier this year.