When the annual awards season rolls around these days, there’s always the question of whether or not the biggest shows of the season will have a host, and that’s certainly the case for the Oscars. Hollywood’s biggest night was hosted by some of the entertainment industry’s comedy giants, from Billy Crystal (nine times) to Whoopi Goldberg (four times). Yet, following a scandal in 2019 surrounding scheduled host Kevin Hart, the Oscars announced that there would be no official host for the 91st Academy Awards that year. Instead, an array of celebrities took turns driving the ceremony along, cracking jokes in between and doing their usual anchoring duties. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the hostless format to change to 2020 and 2021 by default.
Luckily for viewers, things returned to normal in 2022 when comedic trio Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes were cast 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 Oscar hosts of all time that viewers will remember for years and years to come? Keep reading to find out.