The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today confirmed that actor and comedian Kevin Hart will host The 91st Annual Academy Awards!
The 91st Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 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.
Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss will oversee The 91st Annual Academy Awards. Gigliotti is producing and Weiss will co-produce and direct.
The last two Oscars were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd.
You can read Kevin Hart’s personal note about hosting the Oscars via his post below!
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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