Oscar Hosts Brief History

A Brief History of the Academy Awards Hosts

Bob Hope hosted the Academy Awards an astonishing 19 times, a record that will most likely never be broken.

Oscar host Bob Hope in 1962.

The host of the 35th Academy Awards, Frank Sinatra, in 1963.

Gene Kelly and Walter Mattau, hosts of the 48th Annual Academy Awards, 1976

Host Johnny Carson hosts the 52nd Oscar Presentation, 1980.

John Travolta and host Liza Minnelli backstage during the 55th Academy Awards, 1983.

Host Chevy Chase entertains the audience at the 60th annual Oscars ceremony in 1988.

Billy Crystal, host of the Academy Awards show in 1991.

Oscar host Billy Crystal at the 64th Annual Academy Awards Monday, 1992.

Whoopi Goldberg hosts the 66th annual Academy Awards in 1994

David Letterman, host of 67th Annual Academy Awards, 1995

Host Billy Crystal during the 70th Academy Awards, 1998.

Host Whoopi Goldberg appears as Queen Elizabeth during the 71st Annual Academy Awards at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 1999

Host Billy Crystal opens the 72nd Academy Awards, 2000. This is the seventh year Crystal has hosted the awards show.

Steve Martin hosts 75th annual Academy Awards, 2003

Billy Crystal hosts the 76th annual Academy Awards, 2004, in Los Angeles.

Billy Crystal, host of the 76th Academy Awards in 2004

Chris Rock hosts (for the first-time) 77th Academy Awards, 2005, his two writers were Charles Sklar, right, and Nick DiPaolo, 2005.

Jon Stewart, host for the 78th Academy Awards, 2006.

Ellen DeGeneres hosts the 79th Academy Awards telecast, 2007.

Jon Stewart hosts the 80th Academy Awards, 2008.

Hugh Jackman hosts 81st Academy Awards, 2009.

Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin hosts the 82nd Academy Awards, 2010.

Anne Hathaway and James Franco hosts the 83rd Academy Awards, 2011.

Seth MacFarlane, hosts the 85th Annual Academy Awards, 2013.

Ellen DeGeneres hosts the 86th Annual Academy Awards, 2014.

During event Host Ellen DeGeneres creates the poses for a selfie taken by Bradley Cooper with Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o, Angelina Jolie, Peter Nyong’o Jr. and Bradley Cooper during the 86th Annual Academy Awards, 2014.

Host Neil Patrick Harris with his locked box during the 87th Annual Academy Awards, 2015.

Chris Rock, host of the 88th Annual Academy Awards, 2016

Jimmy Kimmel, host of the 89th and 90th Annual Academy Awards, 2017 and 2018

2019 – 91st Oscars: No Host

2020 – 92nd Oscars: No Host

2021 – 93rd Oscars: No Host

2022 – 94th Oscars: Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes

2023 – 95th Oscars: Jimmy Kimmel

2024 – 96th Oscars: Jimmy Kimmel

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