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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 "Tom" Hanks is an American film actor, director, voice-over artist, writer and film producer. Hanks worked in television and family-friendly comedies before achieving ...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 "Steve" Carell is an American actor, comedian, director, producer and writer. After a five-year stint on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Carell found greater fame for ...more
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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
ChloeFletcher added age 81
Morgan Freeman is an American actor, film director, and narrator. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank ...more
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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 4 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 is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She was the star in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and has hosted her syndicated talk ...more
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Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
CJames added age 39
Kevin Darnell Hart is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hart began his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at ...more
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Mark Ruffalo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 51
Mark Alan Ruffalo is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. He portrayed the Marvel Comics character, Bruce Banner / The Hulk in The Avengers, and will reprise his role in ...more
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Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 51
John William "Will" Ferrell is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. Ferrell first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show ...more
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Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 42
Ryan Rodney Reynolds is a Canadian actor. Reynolds portrayed Michael Bergen on the ABC sitcom Two Guys and a Girl, Billy Simpson in the YTV Canadian teen soap opera Hillside, as well as Marvel ...more
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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 48
Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, the ...more
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Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
ChloeFletcher added age 73
Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin is an American comedian, actor, musician, writer, and producer. Martin came to public notice as a writer for the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later ...more
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Anna Faris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 42
Anna Kay Faris is an American actress and singer. She is known for her comedic roles as Cindy Campbell in the Wayans brothers' Scary Movie film series, Kelly in Lost in Translation, Shelley in ...more
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Chris Pratt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 39
Christopher Michael "Chris" Pratt is an American actor. He is known for his television roles, including Bright Abbott in Everwood, and Andy Dwyer in Parks and Recreation. His early ...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 "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and film producer. Carrey has received two Golden Globe Awards. Known for his highly ...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, also known by his ring name The Rock, is an American-Canadian actor, producer and professional wrestler. Johnson was a college football player for the University of ...more
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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
Scott Merritt added age 68
William James "Bill" Murray is an American actor and comedian. He first gained exposure on Saturday Night Live for which he earned an Emmy Award and later went on to star in comedy ...more
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Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 35
Jacob Benjamin "Jake" Gyllenhaal is an American actor. The son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner, Gyllenhaal began acting at the age of ten. Following his ...more
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Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
ChloeFletcher added age 37
William "Bill" Hader is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, producer and writer. He is known for his work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, his lead role in The Skeleton ...more
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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
ChloeFletcher added age 63
Whoopi Goldberg is an American actress, comedienne, political activist, writer, producer, and television host. Although Goldberg made her film debut in the avant-garde ensemble film Citizen: I'm ...more
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Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
ChloeFletcher added age 54
Wanda Sykes is an American writer, comedian, actress, and voice artist. She earned the 1999 Emmy Award for her writing on The Chris Rock Show. In 2004, Entertainment Weekly named Sykes as one of ...more
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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 53
Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor, producer, and singer, whose career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of legal troubles, and a resurgence ...more
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Trevor Noah is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 35
Trevor Noah is a South African political satirist, writer, producer, DJ, television host, actor, media critic, and comedian. In March 2015, Comedy Central announced that Noah would become the ...more
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Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 34
Scarlett Johansson is an American actress, model, and singer. She made her film debut in North. In 1996, she was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her ...more
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Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
ChloeFletcher added age 75
Christopher Walken is an American actor. He has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows, including The Deer Hunter, Annie Hall, The Prophecy trilogy, Brainstorm, True Romance, Pulp ...more
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Hugh Jackman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 50

Hosted 81st Academy Awards in 2009.

Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, producer, and singer who is involved in film, musical theatre and television. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, ...more
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Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 48
Melissa Ann McCarthy is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer. McCarthy first gained recognition for her role as Sookie St. James on the television series Gilmore Girls. On the ABC ...more