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Kevin Hart to Host the 2019 Academy Awards

Dec 05, 2018 - The New York Times

The comedian Kevin Hart, who has long said that he would like to one day host the Academy Awards, will serve as M.C. for the 91st Oscars ceremony on Feb. 24.

''I am so happy to say the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars,'' he announced on Instagram on Tuesday. ''I am blown away simply because this has been a goal on my list for a long time.''

''Welcome to the family,'' the Academy tweeted.

Mr. Hart, a 39-year-old comedy celebrity, recently starred in two box of...