Finally, the wait is over to learn precisely who is going to be hosting the 2018 Oscars, and it’s none other than one Kevin Hart!
In a new post on Instagram tonight, Hart himself confirmed the news with a personal message discussing how finally getting an opportunity to host this show is a complete and utter dream come true. It is something that he has long wanted an opportunity to do and now, come February, he is going to actually get a chance to go up on stage and actually take on the job.
Obviously, hosting the Oscars is not the easiest job in the world — there are a number of people from all walks of life just ready and waiting to find a way to cut you down and say that you were terrible. That’s probably one of the many reasons why there are so many comedians out there who don’t have any interest in hosting the Oscars at all. It’s just not the sort of gig that often comes with many perks.
Do we think that Hart could do a good job? Depending on the material, certainly. The problem with the Oscars is that it’s not a particularly easy room to read given that there are a lot of people there who really aren’t paying that close attention, or aren’t really from a part of the entertainment world where they are used to going up on stage and collecting awards. The best thing that Kevin can do is just go up on stage and have a good time with the show. If he does that, we at least think that there is a small chance that the majority of viewers will leave satisfied … though there will also probably be a number of complaints.
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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