Jimmy Kimmel previously hosted the ceremony the past two years.
On February 24, 2019, comedian and actor Kevin Hart will host the 91st Academy Awards.
Both Hart and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences confirmed the news on Tuesday.
Hart took a stand-up career and transformed into a box office star, most recently starring in Night School with Tiffany Haddish. The film opened at number one at the box office. Hart also owns HartBeat Productions and recently signed a first-look film deal with Universal Studios.
Donna Gigliotti will produce the show with Glenn Weiss serving as prco-producer and director.
THe 91st Academy Awards take place Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.