Kevin Hart to host 2019 Oscars
Los Angeles: Comedian Kevin Hart will host the next Academy Awards ceremony in February in 2019. The “Ride Along” actor shared the news through an Instagram post on Tuesday, reports hollywoodreporter. com.
“I will be sure to make this years Oscars a special one,” said the comedian, adding: “Now it’s time to rise to the occasion.” The star is emceeing the event for the first time. First-time producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss will oversee the show, with Gigliotti serving as producer and Weiss on hand as co-producer and director. Jimmy Kimmel was happy to pass on the baton to Hart. “Congratulations amigo. The Academy made an excellent choice. You are going to kill it,” Kimmel tweeted.