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Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?

Updated April 7, 2021 18.8k votes 1.0k voters 4.2k views131 items

List RulesVote 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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    William James Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian,...  more
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    Kourtney

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    Kourtney Mary Kardashian (born April 18, 1979) is an American media personality, socialite,...  more
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    Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, filmmaker,...  more
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    Lauren Keyana "Keke" Palmer (born August 26, 1993) is an American actress, singer, rapper,...  more
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    Jim Carrey

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    James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer,...  more
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    Bill Hader

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    William Thomas Hader Jr. (born June 7, 1978) is an American comedian, actor, voice actor,...  more
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    Melissa Ann McCarthy (born August 26, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer,...  more
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    Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, film director, and film narrator....  more
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    James Thomas Fallon (born September 19, 1974) is an American comedian, actor, television host,...  more
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    Hosted 81st Academy Awards in 2009.

    Hugh Michael Jackman (born 12 October 1968) is an Australian actor, singer, and producer. He...  more
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    John William Ferrell (; born July 16, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer...  more
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    Amy Meredith Poehler (; born September 16, 1971) is an American actress, comedian, director,...  more
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    Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an...  more
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    Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, film...  more
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    Kathryn McKinnon Berthold (born January 6, 1984) is an American actress, comedian, and...  more
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    Terry Alan Crews (born July 30, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, activist, artist, and...  more
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    Kevin Hart

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    Kevin Darnell Hart (born July 6, 1979) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and producer....  more
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    Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, record...  more
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    Hosted 79th Academy Awards in 2007 and 86th Academy Awards in 2014.

    Ellen Lee DeGeneres ( də-JEN-ər-əs; born January 26, 1958) is an American comedian, television...  more
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    Tina Fey

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    Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey (born May 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer,...  more
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    Christopher Walken (born Ronald Walken, March 31, 1943) is an American actor, dancer,...  more
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    Wanda Yvette Sykes (born March 7, 1964) is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She was...  more
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    Maya Khabira Rudolph (born July 27, 1972) is an American actress, voice artist, comedian, and...  more
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    Paul Rudd

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    Paul Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and film producer. Rudd...  more
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    Jeffrey Leon Bridges (born December 4, 1949) is an American actor, singer, and producer. He...  more