In an interview with “Today’s” Matt Lauer at the London Olympics, Jimmy Fallon confirmed he will not host next year’s Oscars, TheWrap.com reports. The revelation appeared to catch Lauer off guard.
As reported previously, Fallon’s candidacy to host the ceremony met resistance from execs at ABC, and he was reportedly taken out of the running — even though ABC officially does not have a say in the decision.
Fallon’s comments on the Oscars come at the end of the video below. The rest of the interview showcases the late-night NBC host’s riffs on London and the Olympics.