Tiffany Haddish should get her favorite dress ready again! She is your top choice to host the 2019 Academy Awards, according to our latest Oscars poll from this past week. The comedian and actress from “Girls Trip” scored 19% of votes in our poll. She is just ahead of comedy duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who gained 18% of the votes.
For the Oscars ceremony on March 4, ABC late night host Jimmy Kimmel became the first person to emcee consecutive Oscars ceremonies since Billy Crystal did it in the 1990s. But with the show receiving yet another set of low ratings, he only had a mediocre result in our poll with a tie for fourth place at 11% with Hugh Jackman. They are both behind the third place finisher Ellen DeGeneres with 12%.
Here are our complete results below for the dozen possible choices as host of the 2019 Oscars in Hollywood. Other than DeGeneres, Jackman and Kimmel, all of the people listed would be first-timers. We have not included other networks’ late night hosts (Stephen Colbert, James Corden, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers) since ABC would not allow such a selection over their own homegrown Kimmel.
Tiffany Haddish (19%) — fun presenter on the 2018 Oscars, who also co-announced this year’s nominees
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (18%) — Emmy winners and hosts of three Golden Globes
Ellen DeGeneres (12%) — host of the Oscars in 2007 and 2014
Hugh Jackman (11%) — host of the Oscars in 2009
Jimmy Kimmel (11%) — host of the Oscars in 2017 and 2018
Kumail Nanjiani (10%) — actor, comedian and Oscar nominee this year (“The Big Sick”)
Ricky Gervais (5%) — Emmy winner and host of four Golden Globes
Kevin Hart (4%) — comedian and actor who Chris Rock predicted would be an upcoming host
Lin-Manuel Miranda (3%) — Tony, Emmy and Grammy winner plus past Oscar nominee (“Moana”)
Jordan Peele (3%) — Emmy-winning variety performer and Oscar winner this year (“Get Out”)
Justin Timberlake (3%) — Grammy and Emmy winner plus past Oscar nominee (“Trolls”)
Queen Latifah (1%) — Grammy and Emmy winner plus past Oscar nominee (“Chicago”)