Kevin Hart to host 2019 Os­cars

Asian Journal - - HOLLWOOD -

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.

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