But some claim the comedian is "homophobic"

Comedian Kevin Host will be hosting the 91st Academy Awards ceremony. 

“For years I have been asked if I would ever host the Oscars and my answer was always the same... I said that it would be the opportunity of a lifetime for me as a comedian and that it will happen when it’s supposed to,” he wrote on Instagram. 

“I am so happy to say that the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars. I will be sure to make this years Oscars a special one... now it’s time to rise to the occasion.”

This will be Hart's first time hosting the prestigious event, but the news has already caused some controversy as a previous job about his son has resurfaced. Some are now labeling Hart as "homophobic."

Do you feel that the "Get Hard" actor is homophobic or are these people reaching? Let us know!

The Oscars will air live on Sunday, Feb. 24, on ABC.