Kevin Hart to host the 2019 Oscars
Kevin Hart is to host the 2019 Oscars.
The actor and comedian, best known for his roles in Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle and Ride Along, will take charge of the awards early next year.
Posting about the role, Hart said: "I am so happy to say that the day has come for me to host the Oscars," he says on the post. I am blown away simply because this has been a goal on my list for a long time."
Next year’s Oscars will take place on February 24th at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Plans for a new category aimed at rewarding "outstanding achievement in popular film" have been delayed and will not take effect for the 2019 show.