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All Oscar Hosts 

Tom Banks
Updated March 18, 2020 385.7k views 76 items

This list includes all Oscar hosts ever. 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. 

Oscar 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: 52

2017, 2018

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Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Age: 54

2005, 2016

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Neil Patrick Harris is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Age: 46

2015

73
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Age: 61
2007, 2014
72
Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Age: 46
2013
71
Anne Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Age: 37
2011
70
James Franco is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Age: 41
2011
69
Alec Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Age: 61
2010
68
Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Age: 51
2009
67
Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Age: 57
2006, 2008
66
Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Age: 74
2001, 2003, 2010
65
David Letterman is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Age: 72
1995
64
Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Age: 64
1993, 1995, 1998, 2001
63
Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Age: 71
1989-1992, 1996-1997, 1999, 2003, 2012
62
Paul Hogan is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Age: 80
1987
61
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Age: 76
1987-1988
60
Robin Williams is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Dec. at 63 (1951-2014)
1986
59
Alan Alda is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Age: 83
1986
58
Dudley Moore is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Dec. at 67 (1935-2002)
1983
57
Liza Minnelli is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Age: 73
1983
56
Johnny Carson is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Dec. at 80 (1925-2005)
1979-1982, 1984
55
Richard Pryor is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Dec. at 65 (1940-2005)
1977, 1983
54
Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Age: 82
1977, 1986
53
Ellen Burstyn is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Age: 87
1977
52
Warren Beatty is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Age: 82
1977