Your 2019 Oscar Host Is…

Kevin Hart. Photo by John Salangsang/REX/Shutterstock (9276694l)

The Oscars have chosen.

Forget the awards for Best Actor, Best Director, Best Picture, and all the rest.

Everyone most eagerly awaits the announcement of the host for the Academy Awards ceremony.

And now the wait is over!

“Welcome to the family”… Kevin Hart!

The comedian may not have starred in much Oscar fare himself, but is well-known to audiences for films such as Ride Along, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Night School.

In an Instagram post, the 39-year-old revealed that this has been one of his goals for a very long time.

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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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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed the news, welcoming Kevin to the family.

See you on February 24th!