Kevin Hart To Host 2019 Oscars

Kevin Hart continues to make MAJOR moves. He just made history by being the fifth African American pegged to host the Academy Awards. Chris Rock, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Pryor and Diana Ross also hosted the Oscars.

Kevin Hart confirmed the news Tuesday on Instagram.

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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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“I am blown away simply because this has been a goal on my list for a long time,” he continued. “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.”

Congrats Kevin! We can’t wait to see you do your thing.

The 2019 Academy Awards will take place Sunday, Feb. 24. The ceremony will air live on ABC.

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