The Oscars has their host and it’s funnyman Kevin Hart.
Hart announced the news on his Instagram page:
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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
The biggest award show in the world of film, the 91st Oscars, is set for Feb. 24 on ABC. Hart takes over for fellow comedian and late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel who has played host for the last two years.
Hart should make for an infinitely better host than Kimmel. Hart is of course funny, and rarely gets political, but with it being the Oscars, the chances that he won’t get political, are next to none.
Hosting the Oscars is probably the only thing in Hollywood Hart has yet to do. One of the biggest names in comedy, Hart is in a new movie nearly every month. In the last couple years, Hart has starred in “Night School,” “Jumaji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Ride Along 2” and “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.”