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Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?

Updated October 8, 2020 19.8k votes 962 voters 4.0k views130 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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    Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
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    Tom Hanks

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceConcord, California, United States of America

    Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both... more on Wikipedia
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    Anthony Anderson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
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    BirthplaceCompton, California, United States of America

    Anthony Anderson (born August 15, 1970) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and game show... more on Wikipedia
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    JC Chasez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
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    JC Chasez

    Age: 44

    BirthplaceBowie, Maryland, United States of America

    Joshua Scott "JC" Chasez (; born August 8, 1976) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer,... more on Wikipedia
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    The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
    The Muppets are an ensemble cast of puppet characters known for their absurdist, burlesque,... more on Wikipedia
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    Carson Daly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
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    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    Carson Jones Daly (born June 22, 1973) is an American television host, radio personality,... more on Wikipedia
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    Cassandra Lucas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
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    Cassandra Lucas

    Cassandra Lucas is a singer best known for her work in the '90s group Changing Faces.
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    Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
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    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Lindsay Dee Lohan (; born July 2, 1986) is an American actress, singer-songwriter,... more on Wikipedia
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    Rhea Perlman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
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    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Rhea Jo Perlman (born March 31, 1948) is an American actress and author, best known for her... more on Wikipedia
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    Donald Trump is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
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    Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is the 45th and current president of the United States.... more on Wikipedia
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    Ananda Lewis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
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    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Ananda Lewis (born March 21, 1973) is an American television personality, model and social... more on Wikipedia
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    Tracy Morgan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Tracy Jamel Morgan (born November 10, 1968) is an American actor, voice artist, and comedian.... more on Wikipedia
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    Delroy Lindo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
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    Delroy Lindo

    Age: 67

    BirthplaceEltham, London, United Kingdom

    Delroy George Lindo (born 18 November 1952) is a British actor and theatre director. Lindo has... more on Wikipedia
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    Michelle Pfeiffer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?

    BirthplaceSanta Ana, California, United States of America

    Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (; born April 29, 1958) is an American actress and producer. She has... more on Wikipedia
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    Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Christina María Aguilera (born December 18, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, actress... more on Wikipedia
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    Sparkle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
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    Sparkle

    Age: 45

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Stephanie Edwards (born May 13, 1975), better known by her stage name Sparkle, is an American... more on Wikipedia
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    Bianca Lawson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
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    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Bianca Jasmine Lawson (born March 20, 1979) is an American film and television actress. She is... more on Wikipedia
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    Shanice is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
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    Shanice

    Age: 47

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Shanice Lorraine Wilson-Knox (née Wilson; born May 14, 1973), better known simply as Shanice,... more on Wikipedia
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    Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Edward Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American actor, comedian, and singer. Murphy... more on Wikipedia
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    En Vogue is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
    En Vogue is an American R&B/pop vocal group whose original lineup consisted of singers Terry... more on Wikipedia
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    Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
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    BirthplaceWaco, Texas, United States of America

    Stephen Glenn Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, filmmaker,... more on Wikipedia
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    Ricky Gervais is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
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    BirthplaceReading, United Kingdom

    Ricky Dene Gervais (; born 25 June 1961) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, director,... more on Wikipedia
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    Rashad Haughton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
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    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Rashad Haughton is an American writer, film director and screenwriter. He is the older brother... more on Wikipedia
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    Zhané is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
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    Zhané ( zhah-NAY) was an American R&B/hip hop soul duo, best known for their 1993 hit "Hey Mr.... more on Wikipedia
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    Willa Ford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
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    Willa Ford

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceRuskin, Florida, USA

    Amanda Lee Williford (born January 22, 1981), known by her stage name Willa Ford, is an... more on Wikipedia
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    Keke Palmer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Should Host the 2021 Oscars?
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    BirthplaceHarvey, Illinois, United States of America

    Lauren Keyana "Keke" Palmer (born August 26, 1993) is an American actress, singer, rapper,... more on Wikipedia
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