So here's the deal: The Oscars want to hire Jimmy Fallon as host. But ABC, which airs the Oscars but can't stop the Oscars from hiring Fallon, is pissed because they don't want to give a big platform to Jimmy Kimmel's biggest rival. Plus, Fallon being showcased on ABC would piss off Kimmel and strain his relationship with the network. The thing is the Oscars can't use Kimmel as host because he's already hosting the Emmys, and you can't do both in the same year. http://www.theatlanticwire.com/ente...mmys-and-next-years-oscars-hosting-gig/55365/ So, here's my question: Who is Howard backing? Both Kimmel and Fallon are friends of the show. But Howard has never appeared in person on Kimmel's show in 10 years, while he's appeared on Fallon twice in the 3 years he's been on Late Night.