Sure, Bob Hope (19 times) and Billy Crystal (nine times) are the master of ceremony champs and Jimmy Kimmel is returning for his second consecutive stint as host. But did you know that six-time nominated actress Thelma Ritter once was a host? Or the Toastmaster General himself George Jessel? Or even Donald Duck?
And there were some Oscars ceremonies that didn’t even have a host, including Alan Carr‘s overproduced 1989 telecast featuring the infamous opening number with Snow White and Rob Lowe.
Can you name the hosts of the first televised Oscar ceremony in 1953? What Oscar host invented the bazooka musical instrument?
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