Jimmy Kimmel tells Wanda Sykes what he was paid to host the Oscars, says she is being ‘robbed’

Jimmy Kimmel told Oscar host Wanda Sykes on Monday that he was paid $ 15,000 to host the Oscars and that she was “stolen.” (Watch the video below.)

That was when the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host asked her to reveal what she was getting. Sykes played it small and said “as scale probably,” prompting Kimmel to say “it’s less than that” and denouncing his compensation for the job.

“Oh my God,” replied Sykes.

Kimmel, the last actual host of Hollywood’s biggest night in 2018 (he also hosted the show in 2017), suggested that Sykes and colleagues would share a similar amount.

“I’ve already decided I just want to steal an Oscar,” joked Sykes.

Kimmel has previously mentioned his Oscar earnings. But the prestige of the concert apparently also means something.

“I think it’s a big deal, huh?” said Sykes.

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