OSCAR HISTORY: Best Picture Oscar Presenters

The Academy traditionally brings out a big star or famous name to present its biggest award of each Oscar Night ... Best Picture (especially in more recent times). Here's a list of all of the individuals who opened that biggest of envelopes and announced the Academy's Best Picture each year.


2019: Jane Fonda     (View Oscar Moment)
2018: Julia Roberts     (View Oscar Moment)
2017: Warren Beatty & Faye Dunaway     (View Oscar Moment)
2016: Warren Beatty & Faye Dunaway     (View Oscar Moment)
2015: Morgan Freeman     (View Oscar Moment)
2014: Sean Penn     (View Oscar Moment)
2013: Will Smith     (View Oscar Moment)
2012: Jack Nicholson & First Lady Michelle Obama     (View Oscar Moment)
2011: Tom Cruise     (View Oscar Moment)
2010: Steven Spielberg     (View Oscar Moment)
2009: Tom Hanks     (View Oscar Moment)
2008: Steven Spielberg     (View Oscar Moment)
2007: Denzel Washington     (View Oscar Moment)
2006: Jack Nicholson & Diane Keaton     (View Oscar Moment)
2005: Jack Nicholson     (View Oscar Moment)
2004: Dustin Hoffman & Barbra Streisand     (View Oscar Moment)
2003: Steven Spielberg     (View Oscar Moment)
2002: Michael Douglas & Kirk Douglas     (View Oscar Moment)
2001: Tom Hanks     (View Oscar Moment)
2000: Michael Douglas     (View Oscar Moment)
1999: Clint Eastwood     (View Oscar Moment)
1998: Harrison Ford     (View Oscar Moment)
1997: Sean Connery     (View Oscar Moment)
1996: Al Pacino     (View Oscar Moment)
1995: Sidney Poitier     (View Oscar Moment)
1994: Robert De Niro & Al Pacino     (View Oscar Moment)
1993: Harrison Ford     (View Oscar Moment)
1992: Jack Nicholson     (View Oscar Moment)
1991: Elizabeth Taylor & Paul Newman     (View Oscar Moment)
1990: Barbra Streisand     (View Oscar Moment)
1989: Warren Beatty & Jack Nicholson     (View Oscar Moment)
1988: Cher     (View Oscar Moment)
1987: Eddie Murphy     (View Oscar Moment)
1986: Dustin Hoffman     (View Oscar Moment)
1985: John Huston, Akira Kurosawa, & Billy Wilder     (View Oscar Moment)
1984: Laurence Olivier     (View Oscar Moment)
1983: Frank Capra     (View Oscar Moment)
1982: Carol Burnett     (View Oscar Moment)
1981: Loretta Young     (View Oscar Moment)
1980: Lillian Gish     (View Oscar Moment)
1979: Charlton Heston     (View Oscar Moment)
1978: John Wayne     (View Oscar Moment)
1977: Jack Nicholson     (View Oscar Moment)
1976: Jack Nicholson     (View Oscar Moment)
1975: Audrey Hepburn     (View Oscar Moment)
1974: Warren Beatty     (View Oscar Moment)
1973: Elizabeth Taylor     (View Oscar Moment)
1972: Clint Eastwood     (View Oscar Moment)
1971: Jack Nicholson     (View Oscar Moment)
1970: Steve McQueen     (View Oscar Moment)
1969: Elizabeth Taylor     (View Oscar Moment)
1968: Sidney Poitier     (View Oscar Moment)
1967: Julie Andrews     (View Oscar Moment)
1966: Audrey Hepburn     (View Oscar Moment)
1965: Jack Lemmon     (View Oscar Moment)
1964: Gregory Peck     (View Oscar Moment)
1963: Frank Sinatra     (View Oscar Moment)
1962: Olivia de Havilland     (View Oscar Moment)
1961: Fred Astaire     (View Oscar Moment)
1960: Audrey Hepburn     (View Oscar Moment)
1959: Gary Cooper     (View Oscar Moment)
1958: Ingrid Bergman     (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhhZRGY1fU0)
1957: Gary Cooper     (View Oscar Moment)
1956: Janet Gaynor     (View Oscar Moment)
1955: Audrey Hepburn     (View Oscar Moment)
1954: Buddy Adler     (View Oscar Moment)
1953: Cecil B. DeMille     (View Oscar Moment)
1952: Mary Pickford     (View Oscar Moment)
1951: Jesse L. Lasky     (View Oscar Moment)
1950: Dr. Ralph Bunche     (View Oscar Moment)
1949: James Cagney     (View Oscar Moment)
1948: Ethel Barrymore     (View Oscar Moment)
1947: Fredric March     (View Newsreel)
1946: Eric Johnston    
1945: Eric Johnston    
1944: Hal Wallis    
1943: Sidney Franklin    
1942: William Goetz    
1941: David O. Selznick    
1940: Mervyn LeRoy    
1939: Y. Frank Freeman    
1938: James Roosevelt    
1937: Frank Capra    
1936: George Jessel    
1935: Harry Cohn    
1934: Irvin S. Cobb    
1932 / 33: Will Rogers    
1931 / 32: William LeBaron    
1930 / 31: B.P. Schulberg    
1929 / 30: Louis B. Mayer    
1928 / 29: William C. DeMille    
1927 / 28: Douglas Fairbanks