ABC Not Too Happy With Jimmy Fallon Hosting The 2013 Oscars
Jimmy Fallon is now the top candidate to host next year's Academy awards - a choice that's ruffling a few feathers over at ABC. ABC owns the television rights to the awards show, and the last thing they want is a rival's late night host leading it.
A simple replacement ABC would be happy with is Jimmy Kimmel, but he's going to be busy hosting the Emmys.
While ABC doesn't like the idea of a competitor taking the stage on their station, they technically have no say on who the academy hires for their show.