Actor and comedian Kevin Hart is set to host the 91st Academy Awards ceremony which The Academy has promised won’t run over three hours.
This will mark Hart’s first attempt emceeing the event. First-time producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss will oversee the show, with Gigliotti serving as producer and Weiss on hand as co-producer and director.
AMPAS has already announced one change – not all the awards in the 24 Oscar categories will be revealed live with six to eight categories to be announced before the audience at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood during commercial breaks. Edited excerpts from the acceptances will be aired later in the broadcast.
Hart previously hosted the MTV Movie Awards with Dwayne Johnson and has publicly spoken about wanting to host the Oscars since at least 2015.
The Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 24th on ABC.