Kevin Hart has booked many a role, but his latest may be one of his biggest yet.
For, the funnyman has just been confirmed as the host of the 91st Oscars.
Immediately following a formal announcement, Hart took to social media to confirm the news.
He billed the gig as “the opportunity of a lifetime” and that he’s “blown away” by the fact he gets to fulfil one of his all-time goals.
And he’s not exaggerated.
The star has been vocal about his desire to host the Academy Awards, saying in 2015:
“That would be a major accomplishment. With what I’ve done and the progress I’ve made in my career, that’s definitely the next major step, I feel, for a comedian,”
Check out his full post from tonight…
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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 #Oscars
Hart, who previously hosted the MTV Movie Awards, will anchor Hollywood’s biggest calendar night on Sunday February 24th live on ABC.