FILE PHOTO: 2017 Children’ Selection Awards – Display – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 11/three/2017 – Actor Kevin Hart accepts his Favourite Villain award. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Comic Kevin Hart will host the following Academy Awards rite in February 2019, the “Journey Alongside” actor stated in an Instagram put up on Tuesday.
“I’m so satisfied to mention that the day has after all come for me to host the Oscars,” Hart wrote. The Academy Awards are the movie trade’s best possible honors.
The Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences, which organizes the Oscars and generally publicizes the host, didn’t right away reply to a request for remark.
Hart, 39, who additionally starred in 2017 movie “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” follows communicate display host Jimmy Kimmel who took at the gig in 2018 and 2017.
“I’m blown away just because this has been a function on my listing for a very long time,” Hart wrote on his Instagram web page.
The process of webhosting the Oscars is likely one of the maximum prestigious but additionally probably the most tough in display trade as hosts must navigate the expectancies of the A-list target audience within the theater and hundreds of thousands tuning in on tv, with a mixture of topical and insider jokes.
Hart, who’s African-African, is one among only a handful of black Oscar hosts over the last 90 years, together with Chris Rock, Whoopi Goldberg and Sammy Davis Jr.
His variety comes at a time when the Academy is underneath scrutiny for expanding range amongst its personal club, and a few of the motion pictures and performers nominated for Oscars.
Oscar nominations shall be introduced on Jan. 22, with the televised rite happening reside in Hollywood on Feb. 24.
Reporting by means of Lisa Richwine and Jill Serjeant; Modifying by means of Sandra Maler and Lisa Shumaker