Kevin Hart to host the 2019 Oscars
Comedian Kevin Hart will host the next Academy Awards ceremony 0n February 25, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The Ride Along actor confirmed the news in an Instagram post on Tuesday (Dec. 4).
“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,” he wrote.
“I am so happy to say that the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars,” he wrote, adding “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,” Hart concluded.
Hart – who starred in 2017 film Jumanj – follows talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who took on the gig in 2018 and 2017.