A remembrance of Oscar hosts past

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Host Whoopi Goldberg gives her opening monologue at the 74th annual Academy Awards in 2002. (AP file)


Hugh Jackman isn't the first actor -- or the first Australian (Paul Hogan was a co-host in 1987) -- to host the Academy Awards.

Here's a look at Oscar hosts through the years since the ceremony was first televised in 1953 ...

-- 1953: Bob Hope
-- 1954: Donald O'Connor
-- 1955: Bob Hope
-- 1956-1957: Jerry Lewis
-- 1958: Bob Hope, Jack Lemmon, David Niven, Rosalind Russell, James Stewart and Donald Duck (on film)
-- 1959: Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis, David Niven, Sir Laurence Olivier, Tony Randall, Mort Saul
-- 1960: Bob Hope
-- 1961: Bob Hope
-- 1962: Bob Hope
-- 1963: Frank Sinatra
-- 1964: Jack Lemmon
-- 1965-1968: Bob Hope
-- 1969-1971: no host
-- 1972: Helen Hayes, Alan King, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jack Lemmon
-- 1973: Carol Burnett, Michael Caine, Charlton Heston, Rock Hudson
-- 1974: John Huston, Diana Ross, Burt Reynolds, David Niven
-- 1975: Sammy Davis, Jr., Bob Hope, Shirley MacLaine, Frank Sinatra
-- 1976: Walter Matthau, Robert Shaw, George Segal, Goldie Hawn, Gene Kelly
-- 1977: Richard Pryor, Jane Fonda, Ellen Burstyn, Warren Beatty
-- 1978: Bob Hope
-- 1979-1982: Johnny Carson
-- 1983: Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore, Richard Pryor, Walter Matthau
-- 1984: Johnny Carson
-- 1985: Jack Lemmon
-- 1986: Alan Alda, Jane Fonda, Robin Williams
-- 1987: Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn, Paul Hogan
-- 1988: Chevy Chase
-- 1989: no host
-- 1990-1993: Billy Crystal
-- 1994: Whoopi Goldberg
-- 1995: David Letterman
-- 1996: Whoopi Goldberg
-- 1997-1998: Billy Crystal
-- 1999: Whoopi Goldberg
-- 2000: Billy Crystal
-- 2001: Steve Martin
-- 2002: Whoopi Goldberg
-- 2003: Steve Martin
-- 2004: Billy Crystal
-- 2005: Chris Rock
-- 2006: Jon Stewart
-- 2007: Ellen DeGeneres
-- 2008: Jon Stewart
-- 2009: Hugh Jackman

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