Comedian and actor, Kevin Hart, has yet another job secured. Hart will be hosting the 91st Academy Awards, in February.
Hart was the first person to announce the news on his Instagram account. In the post, he expresses his happiness and gratitude for the honor.
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For years I have been asked if I would ever Host the Oscars and my answer was always the same…I said that it would be the opportunity of a lifetime for me as a comedian and that it will happen when it’s suppose to. I am so happy to say that the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars. I am blown away simply because this has been a goal on my list for a long time….To be able to join the legendary list of host that have graced that stage is unbelievable. I know my mom is smiling from ear to ear right now. I want to thank my family/friends/fans for supporting me & riding with me all this time….I will be sure to make this years Oscars a special one. I appreciate the @TheAcademy for the opportunity ….now it’s time to rise to the occasion #Oscars
In the last several years, Seth MacFarlane, Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris, Chris Rock, and Jimmy Kimmel have all hosted. The award ceremony will air February 24, 2019.
Hart is no stranger to hosting. He recently helped co-host the MTV Movie Award, alongside Dwayne Johnson.
Let’s hope he doesn’t blow his childhood dreams of hosting the big night.