Kevin Hart presenteert de Oscars volgend jaar, dit maakte de acteur bekend op Instagram. Ook The Academy heeft bevestigd dat Hart de presentator wordt. Hart schreef op Instagram.
“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. 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….To be able to join the legendary list of host that have graced that stage is unbelievable. I know my mom is smiling from ear to ear right now. I want to thank my family/friends/fans for supporting me & riding with me all this time….I will be sure to make this years Oscars a special one. I appreciate the @TheAcademy for the opportunity ….now it’s time to rise to the occasion.”
De Oscars worden op zondag 24 februari 2019 uitgereikt in Los Angeles. Bankier van het verzet is dit jaar de Nederlandse inzending. De nominaties in alle Oscar-categorieën worden 22 januari bekendgemaakt.