Kevin Hart Will Host The 2019 Oscars

Congratulations to Kevin Hart!

The actor-comedian took to his social media on Tuesday to announce that he will be hosting the 2019 Oscars.

“For years I have been asked if I would ever host the Oscars and my answer was always the same,” Kevin wrote in the heartwarming 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 year’s Oscars a special one. I appreciate the @TheAcademy for the opportunity…. now it’s time to rise to the occasion #Oscars,” he concluded.

He has now joined the list of comedian and TV stars who were given the honour to emceeing the most-watched film ceremony night, a list which includes Jimmy Kimmel, Chris Rock, Neil Patrick Harris, Ellen DeGeneres, and Seth MacFarlane.

As for Kevin’s experience in presiding over award shows, he’s no rookie. The funnyman hosted the 2016 MTV Movie Awards alongside Central Intelligence co-host Dwayne “The Rock Johnson, as well as the 2011 BET Awards and 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.

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