HOLLYWOOD, California — Actor and comedian Kevin Hart announced on Instagram that he will be the Oscars 2019 host! Joining Oscar-winning producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss, this will be Kevin’s first time hosting the Academy Awards, though not his first time on the Oscars stage, where he served as a presenter in 2016. In his social media post, which you can read below, Kevin stated that hosting the Oscars “has been a goal on [his] list for a long time” and that hosting “would be the opportunity of a lifetime for [him] as a comedian.” Kevin Hart will be hosting The Oscars LIVE OSCAR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2019 on ABC!
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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
The 91st Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby®Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on The ABC Television Network. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.