Complete list of Academy Award Hosts

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With each year’s Oscar ceremony comes months worth of commentary over the success (or failure) of the host. As the debate is already heating up over who will host next year’s ceremony, we take a look at the complete listing of Oscar hosts since the very first ceremony and who has hosted more than once.

Eyes were cast particularly over this year’s host Chris Rock in the midst of the #OscarsSoWhite fiasco. Rock managed to pull in some help from former Oscars host (and only host to have won an Oscar prior to the telecast) Whoopi Goldberg and what many are calling future Oscars host Kevin Hart, among others including Oscar nominee Angela Bassett (Best Actress; What’s Love Got to Do With It) and the recently polemic Clueless star Stacey Dash. As opinion continues to weigh in, more and more is considered. Despite an 8-year ratings low, Rock was condemned and commended for his on-point observations about race.

You can also view Chris Rock’s complete transcript here.

Complete Listing of Every Oscar Host

Ceremony Year Host
88th Academy Awards 2016 Chris Rock
87th Academy Awards 2015 Neil Patrick Harris
86th Academy Awards 2014 Ellen DeGeneres
85th Academy Awards 2013 Seth MacFarlane
84th Academy Awards 2012 Billy Crystal
83rd Academy Awards 2011 James Franco, Anne Hathaway
82nd Academy Awards 2010 Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin
81st Academy Awards 2009 Hugh Jackman
80th Academy Awards 2008 Jon Stewart
79th Academy Awards 2007 Ellen DeGeneres
78th Academy Awards 2006 Jon Stewart
77th Academy Awards 2005 Chris Rock
76th Academy Awards 2004 Billy Crystal
75th Academy Awards 2003 Steve Martin
74th Academy Awards 2002 Whoopi Goldberg
73rd Academy Awards 2001 Steve Martin
72nd Academy Awards 2000 Billy Crystal
71st Academy Awards 1999 Whoopi Goldberg
70th Academy Awards 1998 Billy Crystal
69th Academy Awards 1997 Billy Crystal
68th Academy Awards 1996 Whoopi Goldberg
67th Academy Awards 1995 David Letterman
66th Academy Awards 1994 Whoopi Goldberg
65th Academy Awards 1993 Billy Crystal
64th Academy Awards 1992 Billy Crystal
63rd Academy Awards 1991 Billy Crystal
62nd Academy Awards 1990 Billy Crystal
61st Academy Awards 1989 None
60th Academy Awards 1988 Chevy Chase
59th Academy Awards 1987 Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, Paul Hogan
58th Academy Awards 1986 Alan Alda, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams
57th Academy Awards 1985 Jack Lemmon
56th Academy Awards 1984 Johnny Carson
55th Academy Awards 1983 Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore, Richard Pryor, Walter Matthau
54th Academy Awards 1982 Johnny Carson
53rd Academy Awards 1981 Johnny Carson
52nd Academy Awards 1980 Johnny Carson
51st Academy Awards 1979 Johnny Carson
50th Academy Awards 1978 Bob Hope
49th Academy Awards 1977 Warren Beatty, Ellen Burstyn, Jane Fonda, Richard Pryor
48th Academy Awards 1976 Goldie Hawn, Gene Kelly, Walter Matthau, George Segal, Robert Shaw
47th Academy Awards 1975 Sammy Davis Jr., Bob Hope, Shirley MacLaine, Frank Sinatra
46th Academy Awards 1974 John Huston, Burt Reynolds, David Niven, Diana Ross
45th Academy Awards 1973 Carol Burnett, Michael Caine, Charlton Heston, Rock Hudson
44th Academy Awards 1972 Helen Hayes, Alan King, Sammy Davis Jr., Jack Lemmon
43rd Academy Awards 1971 None
42nd Academy Awards 1970 None
41st Academy Awards 1969 None
40th Academy Awards 1968 Bob Hope
39th Academy Awards 1967 Bob Hope
38th Academy Awards 1966 Bob Hope
37th Academy Awards 1965 Bob Hope
36th Academy Awards 1964 Jack Lemmon
35th Academy Awards 1963 Frank Sinatra
34th Academy Awards 1962 Bob Hope
33rd Academy Awards 1961 Bob Hope
32nd Academy Awards 1960 Bob Hope
31st Academy Awards 1959 Bob Hope, David Niven, Tony Randall, Mort Sahl, Laurence Olivier, Jerry Lewis
30th Academy Awards 1958 Bob Hope, David Niven, James Stewart, Jack Lemmon, Rosalind Russell, Donald Duck
29th Academy Awards 1957 Jerry Lewis, Celeste Holm
28th Academy Awards 1956 Jerry Lewis, Claudette Colbert, Joseph L. Mankiewicz
27th Academy Awards 1955 Bob Hope, Thelma Ritter
26th Academy Awards 1954 Donald O’Connor, Fredric March
25th Academy Awards 1953 Bob Hope, Conrad Nagel
24th Academy Awards 1952 Danny Kaye
23rd Academy Awards 1951 Fred Astaire
22nd Academy Awards 1950 Paul Douglas
21st Academy Awards 1949 Robert Montgomery
20th Academy Awards 1948 Agnes Moorehead, Dick Powell
19th Academy Awards 1947 Jack Benny
18th Academy Awards 1946 Bob Hope, James Stewart
17th Academy Awards 1945 Bob Hope, John Cromwell
16th Academy Awards 1944 Jack Benny
15th Academy Awards 1943 Bob Hope
14th Academy Awards 1942 Bob Hope
13th Academy Awards 1941 Bob Hope
12th Academy Awards 1940 Bob Hope
11th Academy Awards 1939 None
10th Academy Awards 1938 Bob Burns
9th Academy Awards 1937 George Jessel
8th Academy Awards 1936 Frank Capra
7th Academy Awards 1935 Irvin S. Cobb
6th Academy Awards 1934 Will Rogers
5th Academy Awards 1932 Lionel Barrymore, Conrad Nagel
4th Academy Awards 1931 Lawrence Grant
2nd Academy Awards 1930 William C. deMille
3rd Academy Awards 1930 Conrad Nagel
1st Academy Awards 1929 Douglas Fairbanks, William C. deMille

 

Some hosts have been lucky enough to book the gig of hosting the Oscars more than once (and some even more than that!)

Host Ceremonies
Bob Hope 19
Billy Crystal 5
Johnny Carson 5
Whoopi Goldberg 4
Jack Lemmon 4
Jerry Lewis 3
Steve Martin 3
Conrad Nagel 3
David Niven 3
Jack Benny 2
Chevy Chase 2
Sammy Davis Jr. 2
Ellen DeGeneres 2
Jane Fonda 2
Goldie Hawn 2
Walter Matthau 2
Richard Pryor 2
Chris Rock 2
Frank Sinatra 2
James Stewart 2
Jon Stewart 2

 

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