Jimmy Kimmel Reveals How Much Money The Oscars Paid Him To Host

Jimmy Kimmel has revealed how much money he was paid to host the Oscars in 2017 and 2018.
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Jimmy Kimmel has revealed how much money he was paid to host the Oscars in 2017 and 2018.

The 2022 ceremony, which takes place on March 28, is set to be co-hosted by Wanda Sykes, Regina Hall, and Amy Schumer, and Sykes appeared on his talk show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, to discuss how they are preparing for it earlier this week.

Opening up about how she didn’t realise the position would be so low-paid, she said: “I was like, ‘Uh, I guess, I gotta say yeah, right?’ You gotta say yes.

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“I was real excited about that, but then I realised, out of all the jobs that I have, this one is actually gonna cost me money.”

In response, Kimmel asked: “It is going to cost you money. Will you say how much you get paid for this?”

“I don’t even know it’s, like, scale probably,” Sykes claimed.

According to US Weekly, the term applies to those that are in the SAG-AFTRA union. Scale for a low-budget film in 2022 is apparently $686 per day or $2,382 per week.

Kimmel then responded, saying: “It’s less than that.“

He added: “I got paid $15,000 to host the Oscars. And there’s one of me! You guys will probably have to split that.”

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Opening up about how the trio plans to approach the show, Sykes said: “We’re going to share a monologue at the top of the show, and then you’ll see us in different [set ups].

“Either we’ll be together, it might be two of us, it might be one of us, who knows?”

She then joked: “I’m here to have fun, it’s not like I’m getting paid.

“Get what you pay for. You want sober Wanda, you gotta add some more zeroes and move that comma. You’re getting Free Wanda.”

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