Forget the nominees. Forget the performers. The most excited person at tonight’s Oscars has to be Kevin Hart.
“I can’t even hide it, I think it’s in my face,” Hart told ET's Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier on the red carpet. “This is my first time being at the Oscars. I’m in awe! I’m a kid in the candy story.”
But he does have some ulterior motives: “This is a testament that you’re going in the right direction,” he explained. “This is that one step. The next step is to come back and host.”
As if Neil Patrick Harris wasn’t already feeling the pressure to knock this hosting gig out of the park, now he has to worry about Kevin Hart replacing him.
It wouldn’t be a bad choice either. ET asked Hart how he got so funny and his answer might surprise you: “Basically, it was either make people laugh or fight,” he told us. “I couldn’t fight, so this is the only option I had. I chose the comedy route!
As for how he got so cute? Well, he didn’t have an answer for that one. “I wish I could answer that,” he blushed. “I got to give that responsibility to my beautiful mommy and daddy. I don’t know how. All I can do is smile.”
And while the #AskHerMore campaign
started online to demand women get asked about more than just who they’re wearing, Hart was happy to take on some of the fashion questions: “Do you see what’s going on right now?” he joked, while rocking an all-white tux. “Can the camera give me a fashion moment? Slow turn!”
Now, here’s everything you need to know about the 2015 Academy Awards: