Comedian Kevin Hart Will Host the 2019 Oscars

Comedian Kevin Hart has confirmed that he will host the 91st annual Academy Awards. “I will be sure to make this years Oscars a special one,” he promised in an Instagram post Tuesday night, adding, “now it's time to rise to the occasion.” Hart follows Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted Hollywood’s biggest award show the past two years. Asked by The Daily Beast if he would want to host the show for a third time, Kimmel said, “I sometimes lay in bed at night praying that they don’t ask me, so I don’t have to make that choice. It’s a lot of work.”