CONGRATULATIONS KEVIN HART!
Kevin Hart took to Instagram and confirmed that he will host the 2019 Oscars. Hart wrote a lengthy post where he expressed his gratitude for being afforded such an opportunity as a comedian. Kevin wrote, “I said it would be the opportunity of a lifetime as a comedian and that it will happen when it’s suppose[d] to. I am so happy to say that day has finally come for me to host the Oscars.”
Hart makes the fourth Black emcee of the Oscars which includes Richard Pryor (1977,1983), Whoopi Goldberg (1993, 1995, 1998, 2001) and most recently Chris Rock (2005, 2016).
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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