“It is truly an honour and a thrill to be asked to host this year’s Academy Awards. I grew up watching the Oscars and was always in such awe of some of the greats who hosted the show,” Neil said in an official statement. “To be asked to follow in the footsteps of Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Ellen Degeneres and everyone else who had the great fortune of hosting is a bucket list dream come true.”
Neil has previously hosted the Emmys and the Tonys and has won awards at both ceremonies.
In honour of the Gone Girl star’s Oscars hosting nod, we decided to look back at the past 10 years of Oscar hosting history.
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