The Oscars have had better days when it comes to the hosting department.

After Kevin Hartannounced he would no longer be hosting Hollywood's biggest award show of the year, producers found themselves host-less for the first time since 1989. You know, when Rain Man won Best Picture.

Seasoned comedians such as Whoopi Goldberg to established actresses such as Anne Hathaway have all graced the Oscar stage, giving their hands at what is often regarded to as being one of the hardest jobs in show business.

Last year, Jimmy Kimmel hosted the show, returning after the La La Land and Moonlight switch up that left the world stunned. Before that, Chris Rock sold Girl Scout cookies to the audience and Ellen DeGeneres took one of the most iconic selfies of all time.

Yet, despite the wonderful memories the Oscars have given us over the decades, the show has been struggling lately to find a host brave enough to take on Hollywood's biggest night.


Maybe Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson will be up for the challenge down the line

Until then, let's take a look at some of the most memorable Oscar hosts of all time in our gallery below

Bob Hope, Academy Awards, Oscars hosts

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Johnny Carson, Academy Awards, Oscars hosts

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Goldie Hawn, Academy Awards, Oscars hosts

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David Letterman, Academy Awards, Oscars hosts


Whoopi Goldberg, Academy Awards, Oscars hosts


Steve Martin, Academy Awards, Oscars hosts

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Jon Stewart, Academy Awards, Oscars hosts

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Hugh Jackman, Academy Awards, Oscars hosts

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Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, Academy Awards, Oscars hosts


James Franco, Anne Hathaway, Oscar

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Billy Crystal, Academy Awards, Oscars hosts

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2013 Oscars Show, Seth MacFarlane

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Ellen DeGeneres, Oscars

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Neil Patrick Harris, Oscars

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Chris Rock, 2016 Oscars, Academy Awards

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Jimmy Kimmel, 2018 Oscars, Show

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So what will critics and viewers at home think of an Oscars without a host? We'll all be finding out together when the show airs live this Sunday on ABC. 

Don't miss a moment when E! goes Live From the Red Carpet at the 2019 Academy Awards, Monday 25 February 9am AEDT on E!

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