Exclusive: We are in uncharted territory — it’s December, and the Academy is yet to name a host for the 2019 Academy Awards on ABC
, which will take place in just over two months on February 24.
I hear comedian Kevin Hart
is being considered for the job and could take over emcee duties. Update 5:15 Pm: In an Instagram
post, Hart confirmed that he will be hosting the 2019 Oscars, calling it “the opportunity of a lifetime.
The popular comedian had been open about his desire for the gig. Asked on the red carpet at the 2016 Oscars whether hosting the Academy Awards was on his bucket list, Hart said, “Of course it is, but it will happen when it’s supposed to.”
At the same ceremony, hosted by Chris Rock
, Hart showed a different side with an improvised speech supporting Hollywood diversity while presenting, which was one of the highlights of the ceremony.