The Best Academy Award Hosts Of All Time

The Academy Awards are taking place on the 9th of February 2020 and we can’t wait for them!  Performers will include Elton John and Chrissy Metz. 

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Interestingly, it was announced that there will be no host for the 2020 ceremony. Instead they are inviting last year’s winners to help present awards. Nevertheless, it has been fun in the past to watch the hosts, and here are some of the best:

Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal was a huge star in the ‘80s. He starred in the movies Throw Momma From The Train (1987) opposite Danny De Vito and When Harry Met Sally (1989) opposite Meg Ryan. He is known for being a brilliant comedic actor that delivers every time.

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Billy hosted the Academy Awards nine times in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2004, and 2012. He always added charm and humor to the event and was a delight to watch, never offending anyone and always eager to please.

Ellen De Generes

Ellen De Generes is a talk show host, as everyone knows, with an average of just over 4.2 million viewers each day. She is exceptionally popular with her fellow Hollywood colleagues and people around the world.

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Ellen hosted the 79th Academy Awards ceremony on the 25th of February 2007. She was the first openly gay person in history to do do. Some of the memorable events of the night were when she got pizza delivered and offered slices to some of the stars who were sitting down. She also took an amazing selfie with many top stars which broke the internet.  

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman is an Australian actor that stole our hearts in many of the roles he has played. By nature, he is a lovely person, as you see this consistently in all his interviews. He remains humble through all his Hollywood success.

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In 2009, Hugh took on the big task of hosting the Academy Awards. His opening was simply delightful with a lot of singing and dancing. He was funny and engaging, and even pulled up Anne Hathaway on stage for a bit of fun.

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