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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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Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 3 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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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 ( 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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Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
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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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Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 51
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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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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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Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
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Robert John Downey Jr. (born April 4, 1965) is an American actor, producer and singer. His career has been characterized by critical and popular notoriety in his youth, followed by a period of ...more
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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
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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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Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
ChloeFletcher added age 63
Caryn Elaine Johnson (born November 13, 1955), known professionally as Whoopi Goldberg (), is an American actor, comedian, author, and television personality. She has been nominated for 13 Emmy ...more
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Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Wanda Sykes is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Chris Pratt is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Jake Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 38
Jacob Benjamin Gyllenhaal (; born December 19, 1980) is an American actor. Born into the Gyllenhaal family, he is the son of director Stephen Gyllenhaal and screenwriter Naomi Foner. He began ...more
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Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 34
Scarlett Ingrid Johansson (; born November 22, 1984) is an American actress and singer. She is the world's highest-paid actress, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, has made multiple ...more
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Trevor Noah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 35
Trevor Noah (born 20 February 1984) is a South African comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. He is known for hosting The Daily Show, an American ...more
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Mark Ruffalo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 51
Mark Ruffalo (; born November 22, 1967) is an American actor and producer. He began acting in the early 1990s and first gained recognition for his work in Kenneth Lonergan's play This Is Our ...more
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Christopher Walken is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
ChloeFletcher added age 72
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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Anna Faris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 42
Anna Kay Faris (; born November 29, 1976) is an American actress, voice artist, producer, podcaster, and author. Faris rose to prominence for her work in comedic roles, particularly the lead ...more
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Zendaya is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
age 19
Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman (; born September 1, 1996) is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child model and backup dancer, before gaining prominence for her role as ...more
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Awkwafina is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Should Host the 2020 Oscars?
Nora Lum is an American rapper known by the stage name Awkwafina. She originates from the Forest Hills, Queens area located in New York City. She is self-noted for her extensive satire and ...more