Entertainment All Oscar Hosts  

Tom Banks
346.3k 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.

Ranker may collect a commission from links on this page. Prices & inventory are accurate as of publish date.
list ordered by

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

2017, 2018

75
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

72
Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 45
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 56
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 71
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 70
1989-1992, 1996-1997, 1999, 2003, 2012

62
Paul Hogan is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list All Oscar Hosts
age 79
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 82
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 72
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 81
1977, 1986

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

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