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EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Hart Shows Support for Chris Rock, Reveals His Own Plans to Host the Oscars

by Jackie Willis 11:04 AM PST, February 28, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Hart Shows Support for Chris Rock, Reveals His Own Plans to Host the Oscars

Kevin Hart is presenting at Sunday's Academy Awards, but tells ET's Kevin Frazier that he hopes to one day be hosting Hollywood's biggest night.

While several stars are boycotting this year's Oscars after it was revealed that only white performers were nominated in the acting categories, the 36-year-old comedian says he's excited to attend the awards show.

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"This is a sticky year for the Oscars, a very sticky year. I don't think you go to the Oscars this year and not make your presence felt," Hart said on Saturday at an event for Rally HealthFest. "Not in an ignorant way but in a conservative, professional way. So people understand that you do understand the importance of values and issues and bringing people together, which is ultimately what we all want."

The Ride Along 2 star is also looking forward to seeing how Oscars host, Chris Rock, will address the diversity controversy. "Not only can Chris host, he's going to address things the way only a comedian can," Hart explained. "He can bring light to some tough issues through comedic things, but still make you think about it. It's a good thing. The right guy is there this year."

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This year Hart will host the MTV Movie Awards alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and admits that he wouldn't mind heading up the Oscars one day. "I think when I do eventually host the Oscars I think that the time will be right," he asserted. "I think that the setting will be a lot more positive than what it is today."

Until then, Hart has another big event to gear up for: his wedding. "This woman is putting a nice little day for us. I'm excite," he said of his 31-year-old fiancee, Eniko Parrish. "I'm not chiming in because I told you I don't want to be involved. But I put an ear to the door a couple times. The good news is we are on budget."

While he doesn't mind talking about his wedding, Hart played a little coy when it came to his bachelor party. "Look man, I love Jesus. At the end of the day if you're a man of God, then you don't need no bachelor party," he quipped. "My bachelor party is going to be at the table with my disciples eating what we would consider our last meal."

Don't miss ET's live Academy Awards pre-show on Pop this Sunday, Feb. 28., starting at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT. Go to PopTV.com to find out where to watch.

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