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Actor and comedian, Kevin Hart will host the 2019 Oscars!

Hart took it to Instagram to share the exciting news!

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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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Hosts of the Oscars in the past include Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock, Seth MacFarlane, and Neil Patrick Harris.

Don’t be fooled, this isn’t Kevin Hart’s first rodeo when it comes to hosting, he joined Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to host the 2016 MTV Movie Awards. Hart has also hosted the 2011 BET Awards the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.

Congratulations Kevin Hart!

We can’t wait to see you take the stage and do your thang!

 

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