Oscar 2019 will be held by comedian Kevin Hart

He will replace Jimmy Kimmella, who led the previous two ceremonies.

The American Film Academy announced in its instagram that the upcoming Oscars will be held by actor and comedian Kevin Hart.

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Meet our new host. Tune in on February 24.

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The 91st awards ceremony will be held on February 24, 2019. Hart will replace Jimmy Kimmel, who led the Oscar in 2017 and 2018. Stand-up comedian joins the list of leading prestigious events, including Chris Rock, Seth MacFarlane, Hugh Jackman, James Franco and other actors.

The nominees for the upcoming Oscar will be announced on January 22, 2019.


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