By Sherlene Shanklin, WHAS11 Louisville, ABC Affiliate
And the hosting duties of the 2019 Academy Awards goes to none other than comedian/actor Kevin Hart. The Academy did not get to make the announcement but the man with 64.9 million good friends also known as his Instagram followers received the “exclusive” announcement.
Hart announced Tuesday evening by posting an Oscar with the message saying “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.”
This is not the first time the academy asked Hart to be the host but Hart feels like this is the right time for him to take on this task and mark it off his bucket list.
He thanked his fans for their support and of course his close friends and family but what was so powerful was acknowledging his late mother by saying “I know my mom is smiling from ear to ear right now.”
The 91st Academy Awards will present some 20 plus awards for their artistic and technical merit in the film industry. You can see the show live on Sunday, February 24, 2019 on ABC.
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