The rumours are true – Kevin Hart is hosting the Oscars in 2019. Set to air on February 24th, the comedian will be taking over from Jimmy Kimmel who has hosted for the past two years.

During his Variety cover story last year, Kevin expressed his desire to host the event, saying: “It would be something I would definitely do just to say I did it in my career. It would be great to say I had that moment.”

 

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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

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