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.
- 1Age: 64
Birthplace: Concord, California, United States of AmericaThomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both... more
- 2The Muppets are an ensemble cast of puppet characters known for their absurdist, burlesque,... more
- 3Cassandra Lucas is a singer best known for her work in the '90s group Changing Faces.
- 4Age: 47
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USAAnanda Lewis (born March 21, 1973) is an American television personality, model and social... more
- 5Age: 59
Birthplace: Reading, United KingdomRicky Dene Gervais (; born 25 June 1961) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, director,... more
- 6Age: 50
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States of AmericaAnthony Anderson (born August 15, 1970) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and game show... more
- 7Age: 39
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USAChristina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, actress... more
- 8Age: 51
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of AmericaTracy Jamel Morgan (born November 10, 1968) is an American actor, voice artist, and comedian.... more
- 9Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current president of the United States.... moreAge: 74
Birthplace: Chicago, IllinoisStephanie Edwards (born May 13, 1975), better known by her stage name Sparkle, is an American... more
- 11Age: 49
Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States of AmericaAmy Meredith Poehler (; born September 16, 1971) is an American actress, comedian, director,... more
- 12Age: 41
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of AmericaBianca Jasmine Lawson (born March 20, 1979) is an American film and television actress. She is... more
- 13Age: 34
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of AmericaLindsay Dee Lohan (; born July 2, 1986) is an American actress, singer-songwriter,... more
- 14Age: 47
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of AmericaCarson Jones Daly (born June 22, 1973) is an American television host, radio personality,... more
Delroy LindoAge: 67
Birthplace: Eltham, London, United KingdomDelroy George Lindo (born 18 November 1952) is a British actor and theatre director. Lindo has... more
- 16Age: 44
Birthplace: Bowie, Maryland, United States of AmericaJoshua Scott "JC" Chasez (; born August 8, 1976) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer,... more
- 17Age: 59
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of AmericaEdward Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American actor, comedian, and singer. Murphy... more
- 18Age: 39
Birthplace: Ruskin, Florida, USAAmanda Lee Williford (born January 22, 1981), known by her stage name Willa Ford, is an... more
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of AmericaShanice Lorraine Wilson-Knox (née Wilson; born May 14, 1973), better known simply as Shanice,... more
- 20Age: 75
Birthplace: Waco, Texas, United States of AmericaStephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, filmmaker,... more
- 21Age: 51
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Hosted 81st Academy Awards in 2009.
- 22En Vogue is an American R&B/pop vocal group whose original lineup consisted of singers Terry... more
- 23Age: 48
Birthplace: Hayward, California, United States of AmericaDwayne Douglas Johnson (born May 2, 1972), also known by his ring name The Rock, is an... more
- 24Age: 43
Birthplace: New York City, USA, New YorkRashad Haughton is an American writer, film director and screenwriter. He is the older brother... more
- 25Age: 72
Birthplace: New York City, USA, New YorkRhea Jo Perlman (born March 31, 1948) is an American actress and author, best known for her... more