Kevin Hart Set To Host The 2019 Oscars

America comedian, actor and producer Kevin Hart, will host the 2019 Academy Awards, fulfilling one of his lifelong dreams. Kevin took to social media to share the good news with his fans and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences followed up with a tweet that welcomed him “to the family.”

The announcement came hours after trade publication The Hollywood Reporter posted a story calling the Oscars host position “the least wanted job in Hollywood.” Hart clearly doesn’t feel that way, writing on Instagram that it has been on his list of dream jobs for years. The 39-year-old has become a bankable star with films such as Ride Along, Central Intelligence, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle and Night School. The Oscars experienced an all-time ratings low last year and has announced numerous changes for the 24 February ceremony.

Congratulations to Kevin Hart!!

See Kevin’s post below:

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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

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