MC'ing THE OSCARS
hosts (Masters of
Ceremony) alone represent a virtual "Who's
Who" of Hollywood, including Lionel Barrymore, Will
Rogers, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Jimmy Stewart, Fred
Astaire, Danny Kaye, Jack Lemmon, Sir Lawrence Olivier,
Frank Sinatra, Helen Hayes, Sammy Davis Jr.,
Carol Burnett, Charlton Heston, Rock Hudson, Diana Ross,
Gene Kelly, Warren Beatty, Jane Fonda, Richard Pryor and most
recently, Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg
and David Letterman.
was the host of last year's event (2008), when the presenters
included Jennifer Garner, George Clooney, Steve Carrell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Hudson, Owen Wilson, Jerry Seinfeld, Josh Brolin, Miley Cyrus, Seth Rogen, Forest Whitaker, Colin Farrell, Jack Nicholson, Renee Zellweger, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, John Travolta, Cameron Diaz, Hillary Swank, Tom Hanks, Harrison Ford, and Martin Scorsese. Amy Adams, Glen Hansard, and Markéta Irglová
performed songs from a nominated film.
years MC will be Jon Stewart.