THROUGH THE YEARS
Our favorite season? Award show season – and it all leads up to Academy Awards, Hollywood’s biggest night! Relive some of the best hosts ever to grace the Oscars stage.
The last time the Oscars even had a host was in 2016. Chris Rock had the honor of kicking the night off.
Ellen DeGeneres has hosted twice — in 2014 and 2007 — but only one year found her in a selfie with half of Hollywood.
Bob Hope holds the record of hosting the most times (19) with Billy Crystal right behind with 9 times on stage.
Most people remember when James Franco and Anne Hathaway hosted in 2011 — but that was not a good thing.
Broadway men like Neil Patrick Harris and Hugh Jackman have also taken turns hosting the big night.
But the best host of all, without question, has been Whoopi Goldberg. She made history as the first woman to host the Academy Awards solo and the first African American to host ever, but we’re just waiting for her to return.