Comedian and actor Kevin Hart is going to be the host of the 91st Academy Awards ceremony, which will air on February 24 on ABC.
The next Oscars show will also find new producers overseeing the show, likely a response to the ratings of the last program (hosted by Jimmy Kimmel) coming in at a record low.
Hart is also a much less politically involved comedian than Kimmel. Hart only recently revealed his political stances. He was once fiercely against revealing his opinions about President Donald Trump and other issues — but he became political at a recent awards show.
At the Video Music Awards in August, Hart told the audience people were allowed to kneel at the ceremony. “You can do whatever you want. There’s no old white men to stop you,” he said, clearly a reference to Donald Trump’s public disapproval of the NFL players who kneel during the playing or singing of the national anthem at games.
“Beefs pop off, bad language, people run to the bathroom and send out crazy tweets,” Hart said of the VMA Awards show. “It’s basically like a typical day at the White House. In your face, Trump — suck it,” he said.- READ MORE