Hart takes over the job from late-night host Jimmy Kimmel, who has hosted the Academy Awards for the past two years.

Kevin Hart will host the 2019 Academy Awards

The Night School actor made the exciting announcement and described the change to be at the helm of the prestigious Oscars ceremony as “the opportunity of a lifetime”.

Taking to social media, he wrote: “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 supposed to. I am so happy to say the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars.”

Recent hosts of the ceremony include the likes of Jimmy Kimmel, Chris Rock, Neil Patrick Harris, Ellen DeGeneres and Seth MacFarlane

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