Kevin Hart Is the 2019 Oscars Host

Kevin Hart Is the 2019 Oscars Host
With mere months to spare, the Academy finally found its Oscars host. After much speculation that Oscar producer Donna Gigliotti was having trouble landing a suitable host, former hosts Hugh Jackman, Ellen DeGeneres, and Whoopi Goldberg were among the possibles before Kevin Hart agreed to be the man in the spotlight at the top of the upcoming Oscar ceremony on February 24. Hart is the fifth African-American to host the Oscars, after Goldberg, Chris Rock, Richard Pryor and Diana Ross.

Hart revealed in an Instagram post late Tuesday that he had accepted the role:

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 would happen when it was supposed to. I am so happy to say that the day has finally
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