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Every Female Oscar (Academy Awards) Host Since 1948

As Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes take the stage at the 2022 Academy Awards; we’re looking back at the rest of the women who have hosted Hollywood’s biggest night! 

Here we are talking about the female hosts who hosted the Oscar since 1948.

Since the very first Oscar awards female hosts are hosting the award show, here we have compiled a list of female hosts since 1948.

YearHost
1948Agnes Moorehead
1955Thelma Ritter
1956Claudette Colbert
1957Celeste Holm
1958Rosalind Russell
1972Helen Hayes
1973Carol Burnett
1974Diana Ross
1975Shirley MacLaine
1976Goldie Hawn
1977Jane Fonda and Ellen Burstyn
1983Liza Minnelli
1985Glenn Close, Candice Bergen, Amy Irving, Diana Ross, and Kathleen Turner
1986Jane Fonda
1987Goldie Hawn
1994Whoopi Goldberg 
1996Whoopi Goldberg 
1999Whoopi Goldberg 
2002Whoopi Goldberg 
2007Ellen DeGeneres
2011Anne Hathaway 
2014Ellen DeGeneres
2022Amy Schumer, Regina Hall, and Wanda Sykes
  • 1948 – the Oscars were broadcasted over the radio, Agnes Moorehead — who would one day be known for her role as Endora on Bewitched —had the honor of being the first female co-host for the award show in 1948.
  • 1955 – Two years after the Oscars ceremonies were first televised, comedic actress (and six-time Academy Award nominee) Thelma Ritter co-hosted the 27th Oscars with Bob Hope in 1955.
  • 1956 – In 1956, It Happened One Night actress Claudette Colbert co-hosted the awards with Jerry Lewis and Joseph L. Mankiewicz.
  • 1957 – In 1947, Jerry Lewis was joined by All About Eve actress Celeste Holm.
  • 1958 – In 1958, Rosalind Russell co-hosted the awards, alongside four other humans and one cartoon! Russell was joined by Bob Hope, Jack Lemmon, David Niven, James Stewart and Donald Duck.
  • 1972 – It wasn’t until 1972 that another woman co-hosted the Oscars. Prolific actress and EGOT winner Helen Hayes hosted alongside Sammy Davis Jr., Alan King and Jack Lemmon.
  • 1973 – The hilarious Carol Burnett got her time to shine in 1973, when she co-hosted alongside Michael Caine, Charlton Heston and Rock Hudson.
  • 1974 – Diana Ross, fresh off a Best Actress win in 1973, hosted the awards alongside John Huston, David Niven and Burt Reynolds in 1974.
  • 1975 – In 1975, Shirley MacLaine took on hosting duties alongside Sammy Davis Jr., Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra.
  • 1976 – Goldie Hawn helped hand out golden statuettes in 1976, co-hosting the Academy Awards with Gene Kelly, Walter Matthau, George Segal and Robert Shaw.
  • 1977 – In 1977, actresses Jane Fonda and Ellen Burstyn co-hosted the awards with Warren Beatty and Richard Pryor.
  • 1983 – Five years later, Liza Minnelli hit the stage to share hosting duties with Walter Matthau, Dudley Moore and Richard Pryor.
  • 1985 – In 1985 Jack Lemmon hosted the awards with the help of a seemingly endless list of co-hosts. Glenn Close, Candice Bergen, Amy Irving, Diana Ross, and Kathleen Turner took to the stage alongside Jeff Bridges, Michael Douglas, Gregory Hines, William Hurt and Tom Selleck.
  • 1986 – In 1986, Jane Fonda returned to host the Oscars alongside Alan Alda and Robin Williams. The actress, known for her political activism, flashed a hand gesture in support of Corazon “Cory” Aquino, the first female president of the Philippines, during the opening monologue.
  • 1987 – In 1987, Goldie Hawn returned to co-host the awards with Chevy Chase and Paul Hogan.
  • 1994 – Whoopi Goldberg took on hosting duties for the first time in 1994, becoming the first woman to ever host the show solo.
  • 1996 – Goldberg returned to host in 1996, and was nominated again for an Emmy for her performance.
  • 1999 – In 1999, Goldberg returned for a third time, bringing with her a memorable array of costumes.
  • 2002 – Whoopi returned to the Oscars for a fourth and (so far) final time (you never know what the future holds!) in 2002. She entered in style, donning a Moulin Rouge-inspired outfit while sitting on a swing that flew in from above.
  • 2007 – In 2007, Ellen DeGeneres stepped up to the plate to try her hand at hosting the Oscars. The comedian and talk show host endeared herself to the crowd with some quick housekeeping.
  • 2011 – In 2011, Anne Hathaway was tasked with hosting the prestigious awards alongside James Franco, though the result left much to be desired from fans.
  • 2014 – DeGeneres returned to host the show in 2014, making sure that the broadcast was jam-packed with memorable moments.
  • 2022 – Nearly a decade later (and after three years without a host at all) Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes will host the 2022 Oscars together. They’re making history as the first all-female hosting team.

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