Kevin Hart has managed to fulfill one of his dreams: he will host the Oscars.
In the last two years the role was Jimmy Kimmel.
It was the actor and comedian himself who announced on social networks on Tuesday afternoon in the US (early morning of Wednesday in Portugal).
"For years they have asked me if I would ever be the host of the Oscars and my response was always the same … said that it would be the opportunity of a life for me as a comedian and that it would happen when I was supposed to. say that the day has finally come for me to be the host of the Oscars, "he wrote on the Instagram.
Shortly thereafter, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also made the official announcement for the 91st ceremony.
At age 39, Kevin Hart will have the difficult task of trying to counter the February 24, 2019 erosion of the audience at the Oscars, which reached the lowest value in its history in 2018 with 26.5 million viewers.
He does not lack "live" experience: his career began on the "stand-up comedy" circuit before Judd Apatow chose him for a supporting role in the TV series "Undeclared" (2001).
Although it lasted only one season, it was enough to get the first deals for the movies, entering films like "Scary Movie 3" (2003), "Soul Plane" (2004), "Scary Movie 4" "No Family Worse!" (2010) and "Grudge Match: Adjustment of Accounts" (2013).
During this period he kept the comedy live shows and his career gained more visibility thanks to the success of the "Real Husbands of Hollywood" reality show (2013-2016) and the films "I Think Like a Man" (2012), "Police (2014), which had a sequel two years later, "Sobre o Noite Passada" (2014), "O Amigo do Chito" (2015) and "Faz-te Homem" (2015).
In 2015, Time magazine ranked him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, but decisive was the following year, when, besides being one of the voices of the animation "The Secret Life of Our Animals", established a comedy partnership with Dwayne Johnson in "Central Intelligence".
The impact was such that the two were soon chosen to present the MTV Movie Awards ceremony (2016) and have already joined for "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" (2017), which will have a sequel in 2019.
Earlier this year, she found another perfect partner in Tiffany Haddish for another box office hit: "The Tale of the Night" (2018).
Kevin Hart also hosted the BET Awards in 2001, the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, the Comedy Central Roast dedicated to Justin Bieber (2013) and three Saturday Night Live shows.