Kevin Hart will be hosting the 2019 Oscars. The comedian and movie star announced the news via social media on Tuesday.
“For years I have been asked if I would ever host the Oscars and my answer was always the same,” Kevin wrote in a lengthy statement. “I said that it would be the opportunity of a lifetime for me as a comedian and that it will happen when it’s supposed to. I am so happy to say the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars.”
Kevin’s post continued, “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 hosts that have graced the 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,” he concluded.
Most recent Oscars hosts include Jimmy Kimmel, Chris Rock, Neil Patrick Harris, Ellen DeGeneresand Seth MacFarlane.