actor and comedian Kevin Hart will be responsible for presenting the 91st ceremony of the Oscar Awards of the Academy of motion picture Arts and Sciences, which will be held next February 24 in the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. "I am very happy to announce that finally the day has come, and I will present the Oscar," wrote Hart in his account of Instagram. "I am impressed because this has been a dream to cross off on my list for a long time."
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"For years I have wondered if it ever would, the Oscars and my answer was always the same... he Said it would be the opportunity of my life as a comedian, and that would happen when I have to spend," said the actor. "To have the opportunity of joining a list of legendary presenters is amazing."
The interpreter, known to have starred in titles such as School for failures (2018) and Jumanji: Welcome to the jungle (2017), has promised that it will do that "this year's edition is very special." "I thank the Academy the opportunity, now's the time to prepare for the occasion", he stressed. "Welcome to the family", he replied, for its part, the Academy on his Twitter 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 you finally eat 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 to the special one. I appreciate the @TheAcademy for the opportunity ....now it's time to rise to the occasion #Oscars
In the 91 years of the life of the Academy, Hart is one of the few african americans that has been chosen to present the gala of the Oscars. Next to Hart, Chris Rock, Whoopi Goldberg and Richard Pryor have been the only hosts of black people who have submitted the ceremony to date.
Hart had been years in the wish to be the presenter of the Oscar. "If I can now start the campaign and participate in it, I am for the work," he said in 2015, according to The los Angeles Times, "it simply would take advantage of the opportunity." In 2016, told The New York Times that he believed that it would present the Academy awards "sooner than later". "I'm patient and I'll wait to do this," he said, "but there is no doubt in my head that it will happen.
The comedian is taking over from Jimmy Kimmel, host of the past two editions, which recorded data at a very low audience. In fact, the 90th edition was followed by 26.5 million people, the lowest figure in the history of the Oscars. The Academy has prepared some changes to make more dynamic the gala and reduce it to three hours in length and delivered several awards during the advertising space.
in Addition to the poor data of spectators that followed the ceremony, the awards ceremony has also been full of controversy. The Academy of motion picture Arts and Sciences has faced a strong reaction after actors and black movies featuring black characters were ignored in 2015 and 2016, which sparked the protest #OscarsSoWhite and it is claimed the Academy more inclusive. In addition, in the middle of the movement #MeToo, the women launched a number of accusations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein and other powerful in the film industry.