It’s official! Kevin Hart has confirmed on Tuesday that he will “finally” host the Academy Awards.
The comedian wrote on Instagram, “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.”
He continued: “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.”
Hosting the Oscars is a tough gig and everyone from Anne Hathaway to Seth MacFarlane were slammed for their emceeing skills — and Kevin Hart was already getting the side-eye from some Twitter users.
With Oscar night scheduled for Feb. 24, 2019, Hart has nearly three months to prepare. Twitter will surely be on fire that night, what with its obligatory peanut congregation critiques.
Nonetheless, it’s a huge accomplishment for the Philly native. Can’t a brother live?
Check out the mixed reactions below.