By: Carson Blackwelder
Now that we’re less than five months away from the Oscars 2017 telecast on February 26, 2017, the countdown is officially on. It’s still too early to know the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards, but finding out who will be the lucky person — or people — hosting the show is imminent.
For the Oscars in 2013, 2015, and 2016, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the host — Seth MacFarlane, Neil Patrick Harris, and Chris Rock, respectively — in the October preceding the show. Ellen DeGeneres actually tweeted that she would be hosting the show in 2014 the August before and it was declared that Billy Crystal would be hosting — his 9th time overall — the show in 2012 the November before after Eddie Murphy backed out.
With the big reveal coming any day now, speculation is running rampant.