via press release:
“JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE” TO BROADCAST SIXTH CONSECUTIVE POST-ACADEMY AWARDS® SPECIAL, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27 ON ABC
“Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards”® will be broadcast LIVE on ABC from the El Capitan Entertainment Center in Hollywood, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, immediately following the late local news (12:05-1:05 a.m., ET, approx). Previous “Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards” celebrations have welcomed Hollywood’s biggest movie stars, including Academy Award winner Mel Gibson, Academy Award nominee Robert Downey Jr., and Emmy® Award winners Jon Stewart and Ellen Degeneres. Academy Award winner Ben Affleck guested for the 2008 special, when he premiered the now viral video “I’m F***ing Ben Affleck,” which was a rebuttal to the Emmy Award-winning “I’m F***ing Matt Damon” video featuring Sarah Silverman and Matt Damon.
Packed with hilarious comedy bits and a house band led by Jimmy’s childhood best friend, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” features a diverse lineup of guests that includes celebrities, athletes, musicians, comedians and humorous human interest subjects. The recipient of a 2010 Clio Award for innovative media, each night, Jimmy delivers up-to-the minute news addressing the hottest topics of the day in his monologue, and has welcomed such notables as Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Cameron Diaz, Kevin Spacey, Amy Adams, Sigourney Weaver, Bruce Willis, Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Zach Galifianakis, Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Diane Sawyer, Sylvester Stallone, Zac Efron, Sofia Vergara, Bill Cosby, Gabourey Sidibe, Robert Downey Jr., Charlize Theron, Jamie Foxx, Matthew McConaughey, Jim Carrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mel Gibson, Josh Groban, Diddy, Harrison Ford, Michael Douglas, Robin Williams, Heidi Klum, Janet Jackson and more, including Matt Damon… well, almost Matt Damon.
Jimmy has also created many one-of-a-kind concert experiences by closing down Hollywood Blvd. for musical events with Coldplay and Depeche Mode, as well as special outdoor and lobby performances by Mary J. Blige, Carrie Underwood, Weezer, Them Crooked Vultures, Alice in Chains, Kelly Clarkson, Good Charlotte, Drake, Phoenix, MGMT, Ke$ha, Tim McGraw, Foo Fighters,
The Killers, 50 Cent, John Mayer, Shakira, Pink, Usher and Mariah Carey.
Jimmy Kimmel and Jill Leiderman serve as executive producers and Jason Schrift and Douglas DeLuca serve as co-executive producers. Emmy Award-winning “Jimmy Kimmel Live” is shot live in front of a studio audience and produced by Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios. For more go to www.jimmykimmellive.net