Award Shows All Oscar Hosts  

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This list includes all Oscar hosts ever, including the 2018 host Jimmy Kimmel. Since the Academy Awards ceremonies began in 1929, 73 different people have hosted or co-hosted the event. Some have hosted multiple times, but none holds a candle to Bob Hope. The actor/comedian hosted the Oscars the most with a record 18 different times, beginning in 1940. Other multiple hosts or co-hosts include Billy Crystal (8 times), Johnny Carson (5 times), Jack Lemmon (4 times), and Whoopi Goldberg (4 times). If you're wondering who's hosting the Oscars this year, last year, or the last 10 years through history, just read below. 

osting the OScars thOscar hosts have included actors and actresses, film directors, musicians, and comedians. Oh, and an animated Disney character. Yes, in 1958, Donald Duck cohosted the Academy Awards alongside Bob Hope, David Niven, James Stewart, Jack Lemmon, and Rosalind Russell. Donald didn't actually appear on stage, only on film, but this marks the only time any animated character has officially hosted the Oscars. This list of Oscar hosts by year has all the information you'll need about the guys and gals who have hosted this star-studded affair.

Who are the best Oscar hosts? This list will help determine the best of the best when it comes to previous Oscar hosts and Academy Awards hosts over the years.

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Jimmy Kimmel is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 51 -

2017, 2018

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Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 53 -

2005, 2016

74
Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 45 -

2015

73
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 60 - 2007, 2014

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Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 45 - 2013

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Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 36 - 2011

70
James Franco is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 40 - 2011

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Alec Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 60 - 2010

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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 50 - 2009

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Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 56 - 2006, 2008

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Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 73 - 2001, 2003, 2010

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David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 71 - 1995

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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 63 - 1993, 1995, 1998, 2001

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Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 70 - 1989-1992, 1996-1997, 1999, 2003, 2012

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Paul Hogan is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 79 - 1987

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Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 75 - 1987-1988

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Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Died at 63 (1951-2014) - 1986

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Alan Alda is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 82 - 1986

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Dudley Moore is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Died at 67 (1935-2002) - 1983

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Liza Minnelli is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 72 - 1983

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Johnny Carson is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Died at 80 (1925-2005) - 1979-1982, 1984

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Richard Pryor is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Died at 65 (1940-2005) - 1977, 1983

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Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 81 - 1977, 1986

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Ellen Burstyn is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 86 - 1977

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Warren Beatty is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 81 - 1977

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Robert Shaw is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Died at 51 (1927-1978) - 1976

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George Segal is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 84 - 1976

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Walter Matthau is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Died at 80 (1920-2000) - 1976, 1983

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Gene Kelly is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Died at 84 (1912-1996) - 1976

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Goldie Hawn is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 73 - 1976, 1987

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Shirley MacLaine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list All Oscar Hosts

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Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list All Oscar Hosts
1974

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Burt Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Died at 82 (1936 - 2018) - 1974

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John Huston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Died at 81 (1906-1987) - 1974

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Rock Hudson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Died at 60 (1925-1985) - 1973

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Charlton Heston is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Died at 85 (1923-2008) - 1973

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Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 85 - 1973

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Carol Burnett is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 85 - 1973

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Sammy Davis, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Died at 65 (1925-1990) - 1972, 1975

37
Alan King is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Died at 77 (1927-2004) - 1972

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Helen Hayes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Died at 93 (1900-1993) - 1972

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Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Died at 83 (1915-1998) - 1963, 1975

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Laurence Olivier is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Died at 82 (1907-1989) - 1959

33
Mort Sahl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 91 - 1959

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Tony Randall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Died at 84 (1920-2004) - 1959

31
Donald Duck is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Donald Duck 1958, Appeared only on film alongside co-hosts Bob Hope, David Niven, James Stewart, Jack Lemmon and Rosalind Russell

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Rosalind Russell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Died at 69 (1907-1976) - 1958

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Jack Lemmon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Died at 76 (1925-2001) - 1958, 1964, 1972, 1985

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David Niven is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Died at 73 (1910-1983) - 1958-1959, 1974

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Celeste Holm is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Died at 95 (1917-2012) - 1957 (Co-host with Jerry Lewis)