10 Years Of Oscar Emcees: Hugh Jackman In 2009

This year, Hugh Jackman is taking on the daunting task of hosting the 81st Annual Academy Awards. The past ten years, the task of Master (and/or Mistress) of Ceremonies has been filled by comedians.

Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, David Letterman, Steve Martin, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart and Ellen DeGeneres have all taken to the stage to entertain Academy Award audiences. This time, it’s Hugh’s turn to give the job a try.

Let’s hope he keeps those high-kicks coming! But until then, we’re paying tribute to past hosts with a look back through our photo gallery of past hosts.

Click on any photo to see the full gallery of Hugh Jackman, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, David Letterman, Steve Martin, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart and Ellen DeGeneres.

Click any photo to check out all 35+ photos of Oscar hosts in the gallery!


This year, Hugh Jackman is taking on the daunting task of hosting
the 81st Annual Academy Awards. The past ten years, the task of Master
(and/or Mistress) of Ceremonies has been filled by comedians. Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, David Letterman, Steve Martin, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart and Ellen DeGeneres have all taken to the stage to entertain Academy Award audiences. This time, it’s Hugh’s turn to give the job a try. Let’s hope he keeps those high-kicks coming! But until then, we’re paying tribute to past hosts with a look back through our photo gallery of past hosts.Check out all 35+ photos of Oscar hosts in the gallery!