O anúncio foi feito pelo actor / comediante no instagram. No post , Hart mostra-se emocionado " era um objectivo há muito tempo… poder fazer parte da lendária lista de anfitriões que agraciou este estágio é inacreditável".
A 91ª cerimónia de entrega dos Prémios da Academia de Artes e Ciências Cinematográficas acontecerá no dia 25 de Fevereiro.
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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