Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday night, disclosed in December how much he was getting paid for the gig.
It turns out he was paid $15,000, which is a lot of money for a few hours of airtime but pretty low compared with his regular pay for “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” — $13 million to $15 million a year — and given all the preparation that goes into hosting a live TV event as widely seen as the Oscars.
“I’m not sure I was supposed to reveal this,” Kimmel said in December. “But nobody told me not to. I consider this their fault.”