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Kevin Hart to host 2019 Academy Awards

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

It's a dream come true for Hart!

The has excitedly announced that he is all set to don the host's hat for the 2019 Academy Awards, set to take place on February 24.

The 'Jumanji' star made the revelation in a lengthy post. Expressing his delight upon getting this opportunity, said he is "blown away" 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 this stage is unbelievable."

"For years I have been asked if I would ever Host and my answer was always the same," he wrote. "I said that it would be the opportunity of a lifetime for me as a and that it will happen when it's supposed to. I am so happy to say that day has finally come for me to host "

The 39-year-old also promised to make a special one.

For the past two years, was hosted by Previous hosts also include Ellen Degeneres, Chris Rock, and

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 09:20 IST