Kevin Hart Steps Down As Host Of The 2019 Oscars | Def Pen
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Kevin Hart has officially been announced as the host of the 2019 Oscar Awards. Cred. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Hollywood’s greatest hosting honors will be bestowed on Chocolate Droppa himself Kevin Hart. Today, the ‘Think Like A Man’ and ‘Jumanji’ actor announced on his Instagram that he will host the 91st Oscar Awards in February.

 

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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

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Kevin joins the likes of Jimmy Kimmel, Chris Rock, Neil Patrick Harris, Ellen DeGeneres, Seth McFarlane, Alec Baldwin, and Hugh Jackman as one of many Hollywood celebrities to grace the host position for the awards.

UPDATE:

Kevin Hart has since withdrawn from hosting the 2019 Oscar ceremony. This comes after old homophobic tweets were discovered and went viral. Supposedly, the Oscars called him and asked him to apologize or they would let him go as Host. Hart instead hit back with this:

With the Oscars in just over 3 months, it’ll be time for them to look for a replacement.

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