When the annual award season rolls around these days, it’s always a wonder whether or not the season’s biggest shows will have a host, and that’s certainly the case for the Oscars. Hollywood’s biggest night has been hosted by some of the entertainment industry’s comedic giants, from Billy Crystal (nine times) to Whoopi Goldberg (four times). Still, following a 2019 scandal around planned host Kevin Hart, the Oscars announced there would be no official host for the 91st Academy Awards that year. Instead, an array of celebs took turns moving the ceremony along, cracking jokes in between, and doing their usual presenter duties. The COVID-19 pandemic led to the no-host format rolling over to 2020 and 2021 by default.
Luckily for viewers, things got back to normal in 2022 when the comedic trio Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes were chosen to guide the ceremony, and the 95th Academy Awards on March 12 will see Jimmy Kimmel return as host for the third time. But who are the most iconic Oscars hosts of all time that viewers will remember for years and years to come? Read on to find out.