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Kevin Hart to Host 91st Oscars

“It would be the honor of a lifetime for me as a comedian,” said Kevin Hart.

Actor and comedian Kevin Hart will emcee the 91st Academy Awards telecast on February 24, 2019. The comedian announced the news Tuesday afternoon on his Instagram account.

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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

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The star is emceeing the event for the first time. First-time producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss will oversee the show, with Gigliotti serving as producer and Weiss on hand as co-producer and director.

Earlier on Tuesday, The Hollywood Reporter reported that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences had held talks with the comedian about hosting the February ceremony.

“I appreciate @TheAcademy for the opportunity,” wrote Hart in his post, adding, “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.”

The last two Oscar shows were hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. But each year ratings declined, with a record-low 26.5 million viewers tuning in for last March’s broadcast, which adds to the pressure the new team will face in mounting the kudocast.

The Academy, which has promised that the show won’t run over three hours, has already announced one change — not all the awards in the 24 Oscar categories will be revealed live. Instead, six to eight categories will be announced before the audience at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood during commercial breaks, and edited excerpts from the acceptances will be aired later in the broadcast.

In August, the Academy’s board also recommended the creation of a new award, a so-called “popular” Oscar, that it said would recognize “outstanding achievement in popular film,” ensuring that some of the biggest box office successes of the year have a prominent place at the awards. But that idea met with so much resistance that the Academy shelved it a month later.

Hart previously hosted the MTV Movie Awards along with his Central Intelligence co-star Dwayne Johnson. He has publicly spoken about wanting to host the Oscars since at least 2015, when he told the morning show Live With Kelly and Michael (now Live With Kelly and Ryan) that he was actively campaigning to get the role. “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,” Hart said to the hosts at the time.

The Oscars will air live on Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC.

Here’s The Official Cast of the 2019 Lion King Movie, Including Beyoncé as Nala

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The Lion King is getting a reboot and the film’s trailer is amazing!

The movie comes from the same producers of The Jungle Book. I’m excited and I can’t wait to check out the new movie! The cast of the 2019 live-action Lion King film, which has surfaced in bits and whispers over the past few months, was finally made whole Wednesday night. Check out the Trailer Below!

 It’s an extremely well-put-together ensemble. I’d even go as far to say this is one of only a very few combinations of casting choices that could convince me to watch another Lion King movie; I along with many others remember when the original movie came out and I have loved it every since. Standouts among the cast include Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala (confirming rumors that have been circulating since April), and Seth Rogen as Pumbaa. I’m also happy to see John Oliver play a juicy and entirely appropriate role while he waits in the wings to portray Steve Mnuchin. Donald Glover and James Earl Jones were among those cast earlier this year, but it can’t hurt to be reminded how good this should all turn out.  If there is to be singing from Simba though, I’m going to be listening close because the amazing voice of Jason Weaver’s in the original one is still ringing in our heads. However I am expecting the movie theaters to be packed for this movie. Disney and it’s producers can guarantee to break a record in the theaters when it comes out!

The full cast, per Disney, is below:

The film is set to be released July 19, 2019.