It's official, Kevin Hart will be the host for the 2019 Academy Awards
Kevin Hart has been announced as the 2019 Oscar host
On February 24, 2019 actor and comedian Kevin Hart will host the 91st Academy Awards. The performer announced the news on Tuesday afternoon on Instagram calling it the "opportunity of a lifetime."
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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
Jimmy Kimmel has hosted the awards show for the last two years, but the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made a switch to Hart after last year's Oscars viewers dropped from 43 million viewers to 26.5 million viewers. The Academy is in desperate need of boosting ratings and who better to do that than one of this generation’s most popular and well-loved comedians?
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