Last year’s ceremony attracted the smallest TV audience in the US it was watched by 26.5 million people
The star of the movie “Jumanji” Kevin HART confirmed that he will be leading the ceremony of awarding the prestigious prize of the American Academy of motion picture arts, announced the actor on his page in Instagram.
He noted that to conduct the ceremony “Oscar” was “on my list of goals for a long time”.
Kevin HART described it as “the opportunity of a lifetime for me as a comedian”, and added: “my mother is now smiling from ear to ear”.
In addition, the actor described the previous presenters, among them Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock, Hugh Jackman, Jon Stewart, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy crystal as “legendary list”.
“I will do everything to present “the Oscars” was special”, he added.
It should be noted that last year’s ceremony attracted the smallest TV audience in the US it was watched by 26.5 million people, while in 2017 the number of viewers amounted to 32.9 million.
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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 and 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
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