"The people have spoken, and they want Jimmy Kimmel to host the 2017 Oscars! And the people have also spoken, and said that it would be OK if I hosted the 2017 People's Choice Awards," the 45-year-old Great Indoors actor told E! News in statement Monday. "Well, one person said that. Luckily, that person was [CBS' CEO] Les Moonves, so no one questioned it."
Mark Burnett, who is executive producing the show, added, "Joel is a brilliant comedic talent, and the perfect host for this show. He is a triple threat. An actor, a writer and a performer, and we look forward to him bringing all those amazing talents to the 2017 People's Choice Awards."