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Kevin Hart wants Oscars job

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Kevin Hart wants Oscars job

Kevin Hart wants to host the Oscars.

The 36-year-old comedian believes he will be asked to front the ceremony - which has been mired in controversy due to the lack of diversity in this year's nominations - when things are "a lot more positive" and the "time is right".

He admitted: "I think when I do eventually host the Oscars I think that the time will be right.

"I think that the setting will be a lot more positive than what it is today."

Though a number of stars are boycotting the ceremony because of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, Kevin is going to attend and thinks that will also send a positive message.

He told 'Entertainment Tonight': "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.

"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."

Chris Rock will host tonight's (28.02.16) ceremony and the 'Ride Along 2' star thinks he is the right person for the job.

He said: "Not only can Chris host, he's going to address things the way only a comedian can.

"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."