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  • Jimmy Kimmel, 2017

    Jimmy Kimmel, 2017
    Since the first Academy Awards in 1929, some of the biggest stars have hosted the event, some several times. the show, often known as the Oscars, went without a host for the first time in 30 years, and for the next two years the new format continued, with presenters introducing the segments instead. But 2022 will have hosts once again, as Wanda Sykes, Regina Hall and Amy Schumer will co-host the star-studded event. <br><br> Jimmy Kimmel surprises tourists by bringing them into the 89th Academy Awards during a tour, Feb. 26, 2017. Kimmel would also host the awards in 2018.
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  • Neil Patrick Harris, 2015

    Neil Patrick Harris, 2015
    Neil Patrick Harris stands in his underwear onstage as a parody of Michael Keaton's performance in “Birdman,” for which Keaton was nominated for best actor in a leading role, at the 87th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Feb. 22, 2015 in Hollywood, Calif.
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  • Ellen DeGeneres, 2014

    Ellen DeGeneres, 2014
    Ellen DeGeneres takes a selfie with Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong'o, Angelina Jolie, Peter Nyong'o and Bradley Cooper at the Oscars, March 2, 2014. <br><br> DeGeneres also hosted the Oscars in 2007.
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  • Seth MacFarlane, 2013

    Seth MacFarlane, 2013
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, host Seth MacFarlane and Daniel Radcliffe perform onstage at the 85th Academy Awards, Feb. 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif.
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  • Anne Hathaway and James Franco, 2011

    Anne Hathaway and James Franco, 2011
    Anne Hathaway and James Franco co-host the 83rd Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre, Feb. 27, 2011 in Hollywood, Calif.
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  • Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, 2010

    Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, 2010
    Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin wear 3-D glasses during the 82nd Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., March 7, 2010.
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  • Hugh Jackman, 2009

    Hugh Jackman, 2009
    Hugh Jackman performs at the 81st Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., Feb. 22, 2009.
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  • Jon Stewart, 2008

    Jon Stewart, 2008
    Jon Stewart speaks on stage during the 80th Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre, Feb. 24, 2008, in Hollywood, Calif.
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  • Chris Rock, 2005

    Chris Rock, 2005
    Chris Rock poses backstage during the 77th Academy Awards, Feb. 27, 2005, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif.
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  • Steve Martin, 2003

    Steve Martin, 2003
    Steve Martin gestures to the crowd during the 75th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre, March 23, 2003, in Hollywood, Calif. Martin hosted the awards for the first time in 2001, for the second time in 2003 and the third time as a co-host with Alec Baldwin in 2010.
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  • Whoopi Goldberg, 2002

    Whoopi Goldberg, 2002
    Whoopi Goldberg opens the show for her fourth time as host during the 74th Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., March 24, 2002.
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  • Billy Crystal, 1998

    Billy Crystal, 1998
    Billy Crystal peers through the podium as he introduces the Best Actor in a Supporting Role Category during the 70th Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium March 23, 1998, in Los Angeles. Crystal has hosted the Oscars 8 times.
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  • David Letterman, 1995

    David Letterman, 1995
    David Letterman delivers his opening monologue as he hosts the 67th Academy Awards, March 27, 1995, in Los Angeles.
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  • Walter Matthau, Liza Minelli, Dudley Moore and Richard Pryor, 1983

    Walter Matthau, Liza Minelli, Dudley Moore and Richard Pryor, 1983
    Walter Matthau, Liza Minelli, Dudley Moore and Richard Pryor host the 55th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, April 11, 1983.
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  • Johnny Carson, 1979

    Johnny Carson, 1979
    Johnny Carson hosts the 51st Academy Awards, April 9, 1979, in Los Angeles. Carson would host the Oscars for four consecutive years from 1979 to 1982.
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  • Frank Sinatra, 1963

    Frank Sinatra, 1963
    Frank Sinatra hosts the 35th Academy Awards, April 8, 1963, in Santa Monica, Calif. Sinatra would host a second time in 1975.
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  • Jerry Lewis, 1956

    Jerry Lewis, 1956
    Host Jerry Lewis speaks at the podium inside the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., March 21, 1956, during the 28th Academy Award presentations. His image also appears on the large television screen behind him. Lewis would also host in 1957 and 1959.
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  • Bob Hope, 1941

    Bob Hope, 1941
    Host of the 13th Academy Awards, Bob Hope, right, poses with Oscar winners James Stewart and Ginger Rogers, Feb. 27, 1941, at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. <br><br> Hope hosted the Oscars for the first time in 1941 and holds the record for having hosted the most at 19 times.
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  • Lionel Barrymore and Conrad Nagel, 1932

    Lionel Barrymore and Conrad Nagel, 1932
    From left to right, Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, Conrad Nagel and Fredric March at the 5th Academy Awards, Nov. 18, 1932. Beery and March won the best actor Oscar jointly for their respective roles in "The Champ" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" while Barrymore and Nagel hosted the event at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
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  • Douglas Fairbanks, 1929

    Douglas Fairbanks, 1929
    One of the hosts of the first Oscars in 1929, Douglas Fairbanks, the actor known for playing "Robin Hood," presents Janet Gaynor with the first Academy Award for best actress.
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