Can you believe it's almost time for the 2019 Oscars? The highly-anticipated award show is slated to return Feb. 24 and we finally know who the host will be: Kevin Hart. After rumours began circulating, the 39-year-old comedian confirmed the news on Dec. 4 in a touching Instagram post. "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[s] that have grace that stage is unbelievable," he wrote in the caption. "I will be sure to make this years Oscars a special one." Now that's something we can count on!
Hart takes the reigns from Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted the show for the last two years. Check out Hart's full statement ahead, and revisit some of the best moments from the 2018 Oscars.
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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