Kevin Hart wins Cannes Lions Entertainment Person of the Year 2023

Kevin Hart was named Cannes Lions 2023 Entertainment Person of the Year. Hart, who founded and chairs Heartbeat, a worldwide media firm where humor meets culture, received the prize for his tireless work in entertainment.

The Award honors Hart’s ingenuity that encourages others to select or create intriguing, important, and amusing content.

Philip Thomas, LIONS Chairman, adds, “We’re delighted to honor Kevin Hart with this year’s Entertainment Person of the Year accolade.

Kevin Hart was named the “Entertainer of the Year” at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

He is a visionary entrepreneur who founded Hartbeat to become the most inventive and inclusive humorous storytelling company. This innovation inspires others, and we’re glad to recognize Kevin’s crucial role in entertainment.”

Kevin Hart, a famous Hollywood actor, and stand-up comedian, received the Cannes LIONS Entertainment Person of the Year Award 2023.

I’ve loved working with Heartbeat’s branded entertainment studio and marketing consultancy and my brand partners to elevate comedy in advertising and create culturally relevant campaigns that unite people through laughter. My team and I will keep pushing advertising forward.

On June 20, Hart will give his first Cannes Lions speech at the Entertainment Person of the Year conference. The same-day Cannes Lions Awards Show will honor the actor.

The 70th Cannes Lions will include world-class specialists, challengers, and innovators from across creative.

Kevin Hart, who made his Hollywood debut in 2002 with an urban-crime comedy, Paper Soldiers, has starred in blockbuster Hollywood films including Get Hard, Central Intelligence, Night School, and About Last Night.

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