Jimmy Kimmel is worried about striking “the right tone” as host of the Oscars this Sunday.
The late-night host and returning Academy Awards emcee told Good Morning America‘s Paula Faris Tuesday that he likely won’t tackle Hollywood’s widespread sexual misconduct scandal from the stage during Sunday night’s show, preferring instead to make people laugh.
“This show is not about reliving people’s sexual assaults,” Kimmel said. “It’s an awards show for people who have been dreaming about maybe winning an Oscar for their whole lives. And the last thing I want to do is ruin that for someone who is nominated for, you know, best leading actress or best supporting or best director or cinematographer or whatever, by making it unpleasant.”