Kevin Hart to Host 91st Oscars
Kevin Hart announced his selection for the 91st Oscars in an Instagram statement Tuesday.
"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 this stage is unbelievable. I know my mom is smiling from ear to ear right now. I will be sure to make sure this years Oscars are a special one," Hart wrote.
Hart follows Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the award show the past two years. When asked by The Daily Beast if he would want to host the show again, Kimmel said, “I sometimes lay in bed at night praying that they don’t ask me, so I don’t have to make that choice. It’s a lot of work.”
The Oscars will air live on Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC.