On Tuesday, international comedian, Kevin Hart announced that he would be hosting next year’s Oscars. Shared on Instagram, the comic told his fans and followers that hosting the Awards ceremony was a goal on his list for a very long time.
Kevin explained that he was thrilled to join the ranks of some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. The list of performers who have graced the stage is “unbelievable,” the actor remarked.
He said that he knows his mother is “smiling from ear to ear right now.” Hart went on to thank his family and friends and said it was now time to “rise to the occasion.”
The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reuploaded Kevin’s words of praise and celebration, officially welcoming him into the “family,” as they called it.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) December 5, 2018
Is it possible that the 39-year-old comedian will be able to save 2019’s Oscars? As most know, the Academy Awards has been declining in ratings almost every single year consecutively as well as the Emmy Awards.
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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
In the preceding years, the Oscars were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, Chris Rock, Ellen DeGeneres, and Neil Patrick Harris. Beginning on the 24th of February, 2019, the ceremony will start at 8 pm and airs on ABC.
One wonders what Katt Williams thinks of the news? As it was previously reported, Kevin and Katt publicly feuded for a couple of days this year following Williams’ mean remarks regarding Tiffany Haddish.
Katt said Tiffany was not only not funny, but also successful just because she “slept with white men.” During Kevin and Tiffany’s appearence on The Breakfast Club, Hart really opened up and slammed Katt, accusing him of being bitter, jealous, and wasting the chance at success that he once had.
In his defense of Tiffany, Hart explained that Katt never at any point in his career helped those beneath him, and chose to be late for work, take drugs, and altogether, shoot his own career in the foot.
Whether Kevin’s claims were true or not, the comedian has since become an international success, as has Tiffany Haddish, who first broke out due to her collaboration with Jada Pinkett-Smith in Girl’s Trip.