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Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?  

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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 2019, the Academy Awards chose to have no singular host but instead the producers are rumored to be eyeing the cast of the Avengers franchise to act as awards presenters.

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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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 62
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Hanks is known for his comedic and dramatic roles in such films as Splash (1984), Big (1988), Turner & Hooch ...more
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Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 56
Steven John Carell (; born August 16, 1962) is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer, and director. He is well known for his portrayal of boss Michael Scott on the NBC sitcom The Office ...more
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Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
CJames added age 39
Kevin Darnell Hart (born July 6, 1979) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and producer. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hart began his career by winning several amateur ...more
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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
ChloeFletcher added age 81
Morgan Freeman (born June 1, 1937) is an American actor, film director, and film narrator. Freeman won an Academy Award in 2005 for Best Supporting Actor with Million Dollar Baby (2004), and he ...more
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Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
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John William Ferrell (; born July 16, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer and businessman. He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch ...more
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Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 39
Ryan Rodney Reynolds (born October 23, 1976) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, film producer, and screenwriter. He began his career starring in the Canadian teen soap opera Hillside and ...more
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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 61

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 host, actress, writer, and producer. She starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and ...more
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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 48
Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey (born May 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and playwright. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series ...more
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Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
ChloeFletcher added age 73
Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, filmmaker, and musician. Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers ...more
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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
Scott Merritt added age 68
William James Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, filmmaker, and writer. He first rose to fame on Saturday Night Live, a series of performances that ...more
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Chris Pratt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
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Christopher Michael Pratt (born June 21, 1979) is an American actor. He rose to prominence for his television roles, particularly as Andy Dwyer in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation ...more
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Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
ChloeFletcher added age 40
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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Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
ChloeFletcher added age 57
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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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 46
Dwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American actor, producer, and former professional wrestler. Johnson was a professional wrestler for the ...more
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Michelle Pfeiffer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
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Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (; born April 29, 1958) is an American actress and producer. She has received many accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, and three nominations for an Academy Award. ...more
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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
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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 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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Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 48
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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Ricky Gervais is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
CJames added age 57
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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Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 47
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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Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
ChloeFletcher added age 54
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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Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
CJames added age 57
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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Bianca Lawson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 39
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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En Vogue is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 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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Rashad Haughton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 41
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) 25 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 70
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