Comedian Kevin Hart will be hosting the Academy Awards.
Hart revealed his role as Oscar host on Instagram.
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
The Academy confirmed the news in a tweet.
"I'm so happy to say that the day has finally come for me to host the #Oscars." - @KevinHart4real
So are we. pic.twitter.com/DzZaKpdnYW
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) December 5, 2018