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EntertainmentKevin Hart in Consideration to Host 2019 Academy Awards

03:05  05 december  2018
03:05  05 december  2018 Source:   variety.com

Academy President John Bailey: Why Kevin Hart Is the Right Choice to Host the Oscars

Academy President John Bailey: Why Kevin Hart Is the Right Choice to Host the Oscars Kevin Hart is ready for his Oscar close-up. And now the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president John Bailey tells Variety that he’s “very excited” to see what the funny man will do when he makes his hosting debut next year. 

Kevin Hart in Consideration to Host 2019 Academy Awards© Griffin Lipson/BFA/Shutterstock

Kevin Hart is reportedly under consideration to host this year’s Academy Awards ceremony.

The Academy has yet to name a host for the awards show, despite the fact the show is set to air on ABC on Feb. 24. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the show for the past two years, but previously said he will not be returning for a third year.

Hart has previously expressed his desire to emcee the major TV event, revealing as much in a Variety cover story last year.

“It would be something I would definitely do just to say I did it in my career,” Hart told Variety. “It would be great to say I had that moment.”

Despite Hart’s packed schedule, he would no doubt be able to find a way to fit the hosting gig in given his propensity for taking on a heavy workload. The multi-hyphenate most recently starred in the film “Night School” alongside Tiffany Haddish, which opened at number one at the box office when it debuted and marked the biggest comedy opening weekend of 2018.

Kevin Hart deleted his tweets with homophobic slurs after being announced as the next Oscars host

Kevin Hart deleted his tweets with homophobic slurs after being announced as the next Oscars host Kevin Hart has been widely criticized for his history of jokes that use "gay" and "f--" as insults. Many of his other homophobic tweets remain online. In a 2015 interview, Hart suggested he would "never apologize" for his anti-gay jokes. Kevin Hart's homophobic tweets have been deleted after the comedian-actor was announced as the host of the 2019 Oscar ceremony on Wednesday. © The Associated Press Kevin Hart Hart was widely criticized this week after a Hollywood Reporter column floated him as a contender to host the Academy Awards ceremony, which will broadcast on February 24 on ABC.

In addition to numerous television and film projects he and his company, HartBeat Productions, currently have in development, Hart also currently has a first-look film deal with Universal Studios. Other projects include “The Next Level” and “Hart of the City” on Comedy Central, and shows like “Cold as Balls” and “What the Fit” on the LOL Network, Hart’s streaming comedy platform that features his own content and that of other comedians.

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John Legend Not Ruling Out Hosting the Oscars.
Though he called the gig a "thankless job," the musician didn't shut down the idea of hosting alongside wife Chrissy Teigen.

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