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Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars? 

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Updated March 3, 2020 12.8k votes 729 voters 3.5k views 130 items

List Rules Vote up the celebs you would most like to see host the Oscars. Repeat hosts are okay.

Who should host the next Oscars? Academy Award hosts throughout the years have been hilarious, fallen flat, caused controversy, and everything in between! Some of the best Oscar hosts were people you wouldn't expect, but who had the charisma and skills to do the job right. This list of who should host the Oscars includes actors, actresses, musicians, and potent personalities who could carry the weight of one of the biggest award season events. In 2020, the Academy Awards chose to have previous Oscar hosts Steve Martin and Chris Rock to do the opening monologue.

Dwayne Johnson, Jason Momoa, and Ryan Reynolds all might just have the right combination of looks, charm, and personality to comfortably hold court during the Academy Award ceremony. Their action-hero histories might also make them a more modern choice that can keep the Oscars relevant.

For a different kind of charm and a guarantee you'll be laughing with the ceremony and not at it, actors and personalities like Chrissy Teigen, Mindy Kaling, and Tiffany Haddish are favorites. Hosts who can truly improvise rather than react along with the teleprompter like SNL alums like Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler - the latter of which already hosted a successful Golden Globes - would make for a memorable event.

Vote up the people who should host the Oscars and add any celebrities you think we snubbed.

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Bianca Lawson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
Age: 39

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Bianca Jasmine Lawson (born March 20, 1979) is an American film and television actress. She is perhaps best known for her regular roles in the television series Saved by the Bell: The New Class, ...more
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Rashad Haughton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
Age: 41

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Rashad Haughton is an American writer, film director and screenwriter. He is the older brother of the late R&B singer Aaliyah.
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Rhea Perlman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
Age: 70

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Rhea Jo Perlman (born March 31, 1948) is an American actress and author, best known for her role as head-waitress Carla Tortelli on the sitcom Cheers from 1982 to 1993. Over the course of 11 ...more
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Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
Age: 38

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality. Her accolades include five Grammy Awards, one Latin Grammy Award, ...more
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Keri Hilson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
Age: 36

Birthplace: Decatur, Georgia, United States of America

Keri Lynn Hilson (born December 5, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, vocal arranger and actress. She was born and raised in Decatur, Georgia and spent most of her youth working with ...more
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Ricky Gervais is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
CJames added Age: 57

Birthplace: Reading, England

Ricky Dene Gervais (; born 25 June 1961) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, director, screenwriter, and singer. Gervais worked initially in the music industry, attempting a career as a pop ...more
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En Vogue is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
En Vogue is an American R&B/pop vocal group whose original lineup consisted of singers Terry Ellis, Dawn Robinson, Cindy Herron, and Maxine Jones. Formed in Oakland, California in 1989, En ...more
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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
Age: 50

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Hosted 81st Academy Awards in 2009.

Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor, singer, and producer. He is best known for playing Wolverine in the X-Men film series from 2000 to 2018, a role for which he ...more
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Kourtney Kardashian is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
Age: 39

Birthplace: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Kourtney Mary Kardashian (born April 18, 1979) is an American media personality, socialite, businesswoman, model, and author. In 2007, she and her family began starring in the reality television ...more
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Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
Age: 32

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Lindsay Dee Lohan (; born July 2, 1986) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, businesswoman, fashion designer, and film producer. Born and raised in New York, Lohan was signed to Ford ...more
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Mandy Moore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
Age: 34

Birthplace: Nashua, New Hampshire, United States of America

Amanda Leigh Moore (born April 10, 1984) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She signed with Epic Records in 1999 and came to fame with the release of her debut single ...more
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Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
Age: 47

Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States of America

Amy Meredith Poehler (; born September 16, 1971) is an American actress, comedian, director, producer, and writer. After studying improv at Chicago's Second City and ImprovOlympic in the early ...more
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Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
Age: 48

Birthplace: Plainfield, Illinois, United States of America

Melissa Ann McCarthy (born August 26, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and fashion designer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including two Primetime Emmy ...more
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Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
Scott Merritt added Age: 72

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and ...more
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Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
ChloeFletcher added Age: 57

Birthplace: Canada, Newmarket

James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, musician, and artist. He is known for his energetic slapstick performances.Carrey first gained ...more
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Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
Age: 48

Birthplace: Huntington, New York, United States of America

Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, and entrepreneur. Referred to as the "Songbird Supreme" by the Guinness World Records, ...more
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Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
CJames added Age: 57

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Edward Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American actor, comedian, and singer. Murphy was a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1980 to 1984. He has worked as a stand-up ...more
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Kate McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
Age: 35

Birthplace: Sea Cliff, New York, United States of America

Kathryn McKinnon Berthold (born January 6, 1984) is an American actress, comedian, and musician widely known as a regular cast member on The Big Gay Sketch Show (2007–2010) and Saturday Night ...more
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Tracy Morgan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
ChloeFletcher added Age: 50

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Tracy Jamel Morgan (born November 10, 1968) is an American actor, voice artist, and comedian. He is best known for his seven seasons as a cast member on Saturday Night Live (1996–2003) and 30 ...more
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Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
CJames added Age: 44

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

James Thomas Fallon (born September 19, 1974) is an American comedian, actor, television host, singer, writer, and producer. He is known for his work in television as a cast member on Saturday ...more
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Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
ChloeFletcher added Age: 40

Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Tulsa

William Thomas Hader Jr. (born June 7, 1978) is an American comedian, actor, voice actor, writer, producer and director. He was a cast member on Saturday Night Live (2005–2013), for which he has ...more
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Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
ChloeFletcher added Age: 72

Birthplace: Astoria, New York City, New York, USA

Christopher Walken (born Ronald Walken, March 31, 1943) is an American actor, dancer, director, screenwriter, and playwright who has appeared in more than 100 films and television programs, ...more
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Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
ChloeFletcher added Age: 54

Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States of America

Wanda Yvette Sykes (born March 7, 1964) is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She was first recognized for her work as a writer on The Chris Rock Show, for which she won a Primetime Emmy ...more
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James Corden is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
Age: 40

Birthplace: London Borough of Hillingdon, United Kingdom

James Kimberley Corden (born 22 August 1978) is an English actor, singer, comedian, and television host. He hosts The Late Late Show with James Corden, a late-night television talk show on CBS. ...more
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Paul Rudd is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
Age: 49

Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States of America

Paul Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and film producer. Rudd studied theater at the University of Kansas and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, before ...more