OSCAR HISTORY: Presidents of the Motion Picture Academy

The various presidents of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have come from a broad range of talents in the film industry ... from actors to producers to film directors ... and here are the men and women who have served the Academy through their leadership as the organization's President ever since the beginning.


July 2019 - Present: David Rubin    
July 2017 - July 2019: John Bailey    
July 2013 - July 2017: Cheryl Boone Isaacs    
July 2012 - July 2013: Hawk Koch    
July 2009 - July 2012: Tom Sherak    
July 2005 - July 2009: Sid Ganis    
July 2001 - July 2005: Frank Pierson    
July 1997 - July 2001: Robert Rehme    
July 1993 - July 1997: Arthur Hiller    
July 1992 - July 1993: Robert Rehme    
July 1989 - July 1992: Karl Malden    
July 1988 - July 1989: Richard Kahn    
July 1985 - July 1988: Robert Wise    
July 1983 - July 1985: Gene Allen    
July 1979 - July 1983: Fay Kanin    
May 1977 - July 1979: Howard W. Koch    
May 1973 - May 1977: Walter Mirisch    
May 1970 - May 1973: Daniel Taradash    
May 1967 - May 1970: Gregory Peck    
May 1963 - May 1967: Arthur Freed    
July 1961 -- May 1963: Wendell Corey    
September 1960 -- July 1961: Valentine Davies    
June 1959 - September 1960: B.B. Kahane    
May 1958 - June 1959: George Stevens    
May 1955 - May 1958: George Seaton    
May 1949 - May 1955: Charles Brackett    
October 1945 - May 1949: Jean Hersholt    
December 1941 - October 1945: Walter Wanger    
October 1941 - December 1941: Bette Davis    
December 1939 - October 1941: Walter Wanger    
October 1935 - December 1939: Frank Capra    
October 1934 - October 1935: Frank Lloyd    
April 1933 - October 1934: J. Theodore Reed    
October 1932 - April 1933: Conrad Nagel    
October 1931 - October 1932: M.C. Levee    
October 1929 - October 1931: William C. DeMille    
May 1927 - October 1929: Douglas Fairbanks