He previously stated at the 2017 Oscars, “My goal is to come back and host.”
Wish granted, Kevin Hart took to instagram to announce that he”ll be hosting the 2019 Academy Awards in Feburary. The Oscars was previously hosted by Jimmy Kimmel the past two years, Kevin first discussed his desire to host the award shaow in a cover story with Variety last year.
“I’m blown away simply because this has been a goal on my list for a long time,” Hart wrote in an instagram post on Tuesday evening.
Hart will host the 2019 Oscars on Feburary 24th on ABC.
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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