Kevin Hart confirms he’s hosting the Oscars: ‘Now it’s time to rise to the occasion’

Kevin Hart has confirmed his latest big-time role: Oscar host for the awards show on Feb. 24.

The “Central Intelligence” star wrote on Instagram Monday that he will emcee the 91st Academy Awards.

“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,” Hart wrote. “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.”

Hart promised to make the show “a special one,” adding, “Now it’s time to rise to the occasion #Oscars.” 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences retweeted Hart’s post adding, “Welcome to the family, @kevinhart4real! #Oscars.”

Ratings: Oscars 2018: TV ratings hit record low, shedding 6.5 million viewers from last year

 

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