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All Oscar Hosts  

Tom Banks
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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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Robert Shaw is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Dec. at 51 (1927-1978)
1976
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George Segal is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 85
1976
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Walter Matthau is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Dec. at 80 (1920-2000)
1976, 1983
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Gene Kelly is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Dec. at 84 (1912-1996)
1976
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Goldie Hawn is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 74
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
Dec. at 82 (1936 - 2018)
1974
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John Huston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Dec. at 81 (1906-1987)
1974
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Rock Hudson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Dec. at 60 (1925-1985)
1973
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Charlton Heston is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Dec. at 85 (1923-2008)
1973
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Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 86
1973
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Carol Burnett is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 86
1973
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Sammy Davis, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Dec. at 65 (1925-1990)
1972, 1975
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Alan King is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Dec. at 77 (1927-2004)
1972
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Helen Hayes is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Dec. at 93 (1900-1993)
1972
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Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Dec. at 83 (1915-1998)
1963, 1975
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Laurence Olivier is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Dec. at 82 (1907-1989)
1959
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Mort Sahl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Mort Sahl age 92
1959
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Tony Randall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Dec. at 84 (1920-2004)
1959
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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
Dec. at 69 (1907-1976)
1958
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Jack Lemmon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Dec. 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
Dec. at 73 (1910-1983)
1958-1959, 1974
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Celeste Holm is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list All Oscar Hosts
Dec. at 95 (1917-2012)
1957 (Co-host with Jerry Lewis)