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Every Host In The History Of The Oscars

Anne Hathaway and James Franco are the latest in an 82 year tradition of hosting the Academy Awards. Here's every notable and not-so-notable Oscars emcee to precede them. What do Donald Duck and David Letterman have in common? They've only hosted the Oscars once. (Many of those on this list have co-hosted with others, hence the overlap of certain years.)

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  • Douglas Fairbanks 1929

  • William C. DeMille 1929, 1930

  • Conrad Nagel 1930, 1932

  • Lawrence Grant 1931

  • Lionel Barrymore 1932

  • Will Rogers 1934

  • Irvin S. Cobb 1935

  • Frank Capra 1936, 1939

  • George Jessel 1937

  • Bob Burns 1938

  • Bob Hope 1940, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1946, 1953, 1955, 1958, 1959, 1960,1961,1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1975, 1978

  • Walter Wanger 1941

  • Jack Benny 1944, 1946

  • John Cromwell 1945

  • James Stewart 1946, 1958

  • Robert Montgomery 1949

  • Paul Douglas 1950

  • Fred Astaire 1951

  • Danny Kaye 1952

  • Donald O'Connor 1954

  • Fredric March 1954

  • Thelma Ritter 1955

  • Jerry Lewis 1956, 1957, 1959

  • Claudette Colbert 1956

  • Joseph L. Mankiewicz 1956

  • Celeste Holm 1957

  • David Niven 1958, 1959, 1974

  • Jack Lemmon 1958, 1964, 1972, 1985

  • Rosalind Russel 1958

  • Donald Duck 1958

    Appeared in pre-filmed segments.

  • Tony Randall 1959

  • Mort Sahl 1959

  • Laurence Olivier 1959

  • Frank Sinatra 1963, 1975

  • Helen Hayes 1972

  • Alan King 1972

  • Sammy Davis Jr. 1972, 1975

  • Carol Burnett 1973

  • Michael Caine 1973

  • Charlton Heston 1973

  • Rock Hudson 1973

  • John Huston 1974

  • Burt Reynolds 1974

  • Diana Ross 1974

  • Shirley MacLaine 1975

  • Goldie Hawn 1976, 1987

  • Gene Kelly 1976

  • Walter Mathau 1976, 1983

  • George Segal 1976

  • Robert Shaw 1976

  • Warren Beatty 1977

  • Ellen Burstyn 1977

  • Jane Fonda 1977, 1986

  • Richard Pryor 1977, 1983

  • Johnny Carson 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984

  • Liza Minnelli 1983

  • Dudley Moore 1983

  • Alan Alda 1986

  • Robin Williams 1986

  • Paul Hogan 1987

  • Chevy Chase 1987, 1988

  • Billy Crystal 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2004

  • Whoopi Goldberg 1994, 1996, 1999, 2002

  • David Letterman 1995

  • Steve Martin 2001, 2003, 2010

  • Chris Rock 2005

  • Jon Stewart 2006, 2008

  • Ellen Degeneres 2007

  • Hugh Jackman 2009

  • Alec Baldwin 2010

  • Anne Hathaway 2011

  • James Franco 2011

  • No One 1948, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1989