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HOSTS OF THE OSCAR CEREMONIES


Hosting the yearly Academy Awards telecast is often described as the toughest gig in show business. A good host has to have so many talents to run the show effectively, and over the years, the Academy has found a select few who have ended up becoming the pinnacle for what everyone thinks is a good Oscar host, someone who ends up becoming so associated with the Oscars as to make the audience wish they would return every year. But throughout Oscar history, and through experiments of multiple hosts, a broad range of individuals have taken on the task, and created memorable moments all their own.

1st Awards (May 16, 1929) : Douglas Fairbanks, William C. DeMille

2nd Awards (April 30, 1930) : William C. DeMille

3rd Awards (November 5, 1930) : Conrad Nagel

4th Awards (November 10, 1931) : Lawrence Grant

5th Awards (November 18, 1932) : Conrad Nagel

6th Awards (March 16, 1934) : Will Rogers

7th Awards (February 27, 1935) : Irvin S. Cobb

8th Awards (March 5, 1936) : Frank Capra

9th Awards (March 4, 1937) : George Jessel

10th Awards (March 10, 1938) : Bob "Bazooka" Burns

11th Awards (February 23, 1939) : Frank Capra

12th Awards (February 29, 1940) : Bob Hope

13th Awards (February 27, 1941) : Walter Wanger

14th Awards (February 26, 1942) : Bob Hope

15th Awards (March 4, 1943) : Bob Hope

16th Awards (March 2, 1944) : Jack Benny

17th Awards (March 15, 1945) : John Cromwell & Bob Hope

18th Awards (March 7, 1946) : Bob Hope & James Stewart

19th Awards (March 13, 1947) : Jack Benny

20th Awards (March 20, 1948) : Dick Powell & Agnes Moorehead

21st Awards (March 24, 1949) : Robert Montgomery

22nd Awards (March 23, 1950) : Paul Douglas

23rd Awards (March 29, 1951) : Fred Astaire

24th Awards (March 20, 1952) : Danny Kaye

25th Awards (March 19, 1953) : Bob Hope in Hollywood, Conrad Nagel in New York

26th Awards (March 25, 1954) : Donald O'Conner in Hollywood, Fredric March in New York

27th Awards (March 30, 1955) : Bob Hope in Hollywood, Thelma Ritter in New York

28th Awards (March 21, 1956) : Jerry Lewis in Hollywood, Claudette Colbert & Joseph L. Mankiewicz in New York

29th Awards (March 27, 1957) : Jerry Lewis in Hollywood, Celeste Holm in New York

30th Awards (March 26, 1958) : James Stewart, Bob Hope, Rosalind Russell, David Niven, & Jack Lemmon

31st Awards (April 6, 1959) : Bob Hope, David Niven, Tony Randall, Mort Sahl, Laurence Olivier, & Jerry Lewis

32nd Awards (April 4, 1960) : Bob Hope

33rd Awards (April 17, 1961) : Bob Hope

34th Awards (April 9, 1962) : Bob Hope

35th Awards (April 8, 1963) : Frank Sinatra

36th Awards (April 13, 1964) : Jack Lemmon

37th Awards (April 5, 1965) : Bob Hope

38th Awards (April 18, 1966) : Bob Hope

39th Awards (April 10, 1967) : Bob Hope

40th Awards (April 10, 1968) : Bob Hope

41st Awards (April 14, 1969) : The Friends of Oscar (Ingrid Bergman, Sidney Poitier, Jane Fonda, Frank Sinatra, Natalie Wood, Walter Matthau, Diahann Carroll, Tony Curtis, Rosalind Russell, & Burt Lancaster)

42nd Awards (April 7, 1970) : The Friends of Oscar (Claudia Cardinale, Elliott Gould, Myrna Loy, Barbara McNair, Jon Voight, Fred Astaire, Elizabeth Taylor, Ali MacGraw, Cliff Robertson, Katherine Ross, James Earl Jones, Candice Bergen, Raquel Welch, Clint Eastwood, John Wayne, & Bob Hope)

43rd Awards (April 15, 1971) : Burt Bacharach, Harry Belafonte, Richard Benjamin, Joan Blondell, Jim Brown, Genevieve Bujold, Glen Campbell, Petula Clark, Angie Dickinson, Melvyn Douglas, Lola Falana, Janet Gaynor, Goldie Hawn, Bob Hope, John Huston, James Earl Jones, Shirley Jones, Sally Kellerman, Burt Lancaster, John Marley, Walter Matthau, Steve McQueen, Sarah Miles, Ricardo Montalban, Jeanne Moreau, Merle Oberon, Ryan O'Neal, Gregory Peck, Paula Prentiss, Eva Marie Saint, George Segal, Maggie Smith, & Gig Young)

44th Awards (April 10, 1972) : Helen Hayes, Alan King, Sammy Davis Jr., & Jack Lemmon

45th Awards (March 27, 1973) : Carol Burnett, Michael Caine, Charlton Heston, & Rock Hudson

46th Awards (April 2, 1974) : John Huston, Diana Ross, Burt Reynolds, & David Niven

47th Awards (April 8, 1975) : Sammy Davis Jr., Bob Hope, Shirley MacLaine, & Frank Sinatra

48th Awards (March 29, 1976) : Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, George Segal, Goldie Hawn, & Gene Kelly

49th Awards (March 29, 1977) : Richard Pryor, Jane Fonda, Ellen Burstyn, & Warren Beatty

50th Awards (March 29, 1978) : Bob Hope

51st Awards (April 9, 1979) : Johnny Carson

52nd Awards (April 14, 1980) : Johnny Carson

53rd Awards (March 31, 1981) : Johnny Carson

54th Awards (March 29, 1982) : Johnny Carson

55th Awards (April 11, 1983) : Walter Matthau, Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore, & Richard Pryor

56th Awards (April 9, 1984) : Johnny Carson

57th Awards (March 25, 1985) : Jack Lemmon

58th Awards (March 24, 1986) : Jane Fonda, Alan Alda, & Robin Williams

59th Awards (March 30, 1987) : Paul Hogan, Chevy Chase, & Goldie Hawn

60th Awards (April 11, 1988) : Chevy Chase

61st Awards (March 29, 1989) : NO HOST

62nd Awards (March 26, 1990) : Billy Crystal

63rd Awards (March 25, 1991) : Billy Crystal

64th Awards (March 30, 1992) : Billy Crystal

65th Awards (March 29, 1993) : Billy Crystal

66th Awards (March 21, 1994) : Whoopi Goldberg

67th Awards (March 27, 1995) : David Letterman

68th Awards (March 25, 1996) : Whoopi Goldberg

69th Awards (March 24, 1997) : Billy Crystal

70th Awards (March 23, 1998) : Billy Crystal

71st Awards (March 21, 1999) : Whoopi Goldberg

72nd Awards (March 26, 2000) : Billy Crystal

73rd Awards (March 25, 2001) : Steve Martin

74th Awards (March 24, 2002) : Whoopi Goldberg

75th Awards (March 23, 2003) : Steve Martin

76th Awards (February 29, 2004) : Billy Crystal

77th Awards (February 27, 2005) : Chris Rock

78th Awards (March 5, 2006) : Jon Stewart

79th Awards (February 25, 2007) : Ellen DeGeneres

80th Awards (February 24, 2008) : Jon Stewart

81st Awards (February 22, 2009) : Hugh Jackman

82nd Awards (March 7, 2010) : Steve Martin & Alec Baldwin

83rd Awards (February 27, 2011) : James Franco & Anne Hathaway

84th Awards (February 26, 2012) : Billy Crystal

85th Awards (February 24, 2013) : Seth McFarlane

86th Awards (March 2, 2014) : Ellen DeGeneres

87th Awards (February 22, 2015) : Neil Patrick Harris

88th Awards (February 28, 2016) : Chris Rock

89th Awards (February 26, 2017) : Jimmy Kimmel

90th Awards (March 4, 2018) : Jimmy Kimmel

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