Kevin Hart To Host The 2019 Oscars: 'I Am Blown Away'

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Dec. 5 2018, Published 1:36 p.m. ET

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Successful actor and comedian Kevin Hart, who has long said he would like to one day host the Academy Awards, was just announced as the master of ceremonies for the 91st Oscars ceremony on Sunday, February 24. Scroll through to get all the details.

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Kevin took to Instagram and Twitter to make the special announcement. "I am so happy to say the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars,” he said on Tuesday. “I am blown away simply because this has been a goal on my list for a long be able to join the legendary list of host that have graced that stage is unbelievable."

Not too long after the actor made his personal announcement, The Academy responded on Twitter and said, "Welcome to the family, ! ."

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Jimmy Kimmel, who has hosted the Oscars twice, also congratulated Kevin on his new hosting gig. The late night host said, "Congratulations amigo - made an excellent choice. You are going to kill it."

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The 39-year-old recently starred in two box office hit films, Night School and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and is in the midst of an international standup comedy tour, The Irresponsible Tour.

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"I will be sure to make this years Oscars a special one. I appreciate the @TheAcademy for the it's time to rise to the occasion," he said on Instagram.

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