Comedian Kevin Hart to host 2019 Oscars
Comedian Kevin Hart will host the next Academy Awards ceremony in February in 2019. The actor shared the news through an Instagram post on Tuesday.
He wrote: "I will be sure to make this years Oscars a special one. Now it's time to rise to the occasion."
"I appreciate The Academy for the opportunity. 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 added.
Kevin will be emceeing the event for the first time.
First-time producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss will reportedly oversee the show, with Gigliotti serving as producer and Weiss on hand as co-producer and director.
"Congratulations amigo. The Academy made an excellent choice. You are going to kill it," Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted last year's Oscars tweeted.
The last two Oscar shows were hosted by Kimmel and produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd.
Oscars 2019 will be held on February 24.