Oscars 2017: How did Jimmy Kimmel do as host of the Academy Awards?

Jimmy Kimmel just wrapped up hosting the 89th Annual Academy Awards. And while some believe he was perfect for the gig, others not so much. Also, let's not forget he was the host of the Oscars where they literally gave Best Picture to the wrong winner. What...

Oscars 2017: How did Jimmy Kimmel do as host of the Academy Awards?

Jimmy Kimmel just wrapped up hosting the 89th Annual Academy Awards. And while some believe he was perfect for the gig, others not so much. Also, let's not forget he was the host of the Oscars where they literally gave Best Picture to the wrong winner. What do you think?

PERSPECTIVES

Kimmel is no stranger to hosting, but it's a tough gig. Some say get political, others argue don't go there at an awards show. Then there's always -- "is he funny or not?" 

New York Times writer Dave Itzkoff wrote:

He has been the host of the Emmy Awards, the ESPY Awards, the American Music Awards, the "Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson" and, for 14 years, his ABC late-night show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," so it's only fair that Jimmy Kimmel should at last be allowed to host the Academy Awards.

And Kimmel is trying to find a balance with politics. He told Itzkoff in the interview:

There definitely is a point at which that becomes too much. There's also a point at which it becomes too little. And finding that balance is, for me, the most difficult hurdle, when it comes to this broadcast. We don't know what our mood in this country is going to be on Sunday. We seem to be in a very temperamental period. We're having wild mood swings as a nation right now. Hopefully everyone will be in a good mood that night.

Yeah, Kimmel is doing his thing.

 

Kimmel is a goofy guy, and that works for him. But the political environment makes it impossible for Kimmel, so was he doomed to fail? 

Here are some perspectives on Kimmel's performance.

45 minutes over and they announced the wrong Best Picture winner. Jimmy Kimmel is never hosting again

-- Taylor Baker (@taterthegreater) February 27, 2017

Gotta say, Jimmy Kimmel is doing a great job tonight #Oscars

-- Film Inquiry (@FilmInquiry) February 27, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel is not very funny Billy Crystal did a much better job. Kimmel sucks as a host and a comedian

-- Richard A Freeman (@R_freeman912) February 27, 2017

Hopefully Jimmy Kimmel gets invited back next year, has done a great job #Oscars

-- Ken (@pursuit23) February 27, 2017

Uggggh. Jimmy Kimmel sucks. Like really? Making fun of random people's names? That's pretty lazy comedy #Oscars

-- Sean White (@godzillamanila) February 27, 2017

That Hollywood bus tour was seriously funny! Jimmy Kimmel is doing a great job...best one in years in my opinion. #Oscars

-- Megan Mawicke (@MeganMawicke) February 27, 2017

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