13 Celebrities We’d Love to See Host the 2020 Oscars (PHOTOS)

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2020 Oscars Hosts
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2020 Oscars Hosts, Hannah Gadsby
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Hannah Gadsby

The Tasmanian comedian went viral with her 2018 Emmys presentation and came back to the awards show this year to claim the “Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special” for her comedy-redefining 2018 special Nanette.

2020 Oscars Hosts, Whoopi Goldberg
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Whoopi Goldberg

Goldberg’s absence from The View last winter had fans convinced she was secretly hosting the 2019 Academy Awards. Alas, she wasn’t, but the EGOT winner is long overdue for a return to the Oscars stage; she has hosted four ceremonies so far, most recently in 2002.

2020 Oscars Hosts, Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Lin-Manuel Miranda

Miranda hasn’t sat on his laurels after the rampant success of his musical Hamilton — writing songs for Moana, earning a Golden Globe nod for Mary Poppins Returns, and starring in His Dark Materials — and we certainly hope he can fit a hosting gig into his busy schedule.

2020 Oscars Hosts, Tig Notaro
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Tig Notaro

The Grammy-nominated talent — whom Dakota Johnson deemed her “favorite comedian” in front of Ellen DeGeneres — is useless when it comes to pop culture knowledge, as any of her Under a Rock viewers can attest. And that would make the 2020 Oscars an unpredictable ride.

2020 Oscars Hosts, Kenan Thompson
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Kenan Thompson

There’s a reason this Nickelodeon alum is the longest-serving cast member in Saturday Night Live history, and Lorne Michaels even called him the SNL star he relies on most. And after a series of low-rated broadcasts, the Oscars could use a reliable funnyman at the mic.

2020 Oscars Hosts, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer
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Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey were the hosting dream team of the 2010s, and Jacobson and Glazer are their heirs apparent — especially because Poehler exec-produced the duo’s Comedy Central hit Broad City. Plus, Jacobson already has a dress for the occasion.

2020 Oscars Hosts, Issa Rae
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Issa Rae

It’s Rae’s world, and we’re just living in it. The Insecure creator and star is breaking big on the big screen in films including The Hate U Give, Little, and The Photograph. Even Google capitalized on her widespread appeal this year.

2020 Oscars Hosts, Jonathan Van Ness
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Jonathan Van Ness

He’s giving us Queer Eye, he’s giving us Gay of Thrones, he’s giving us an autobiography titled Over the Top, he’s giving us fierce nonbinary energy, he’s giving us radical self-love. Can you believe?!

2020 Oscars Hosts, Rose Family
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The Rose Family

Moira Rose (a.k.a. Catherine O’Hara) already hosted “the non-televised portion of the People’s Choice Awards,” so it’s not too much of leap for her and the other leads of Schitt’s Creek — Johnny (Eugene Levy), David (Dan Levy), and Alexis (Annie Murphy) — to host Hollywood’s biggest night, right?

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After the Kevin Hart debacle last year, the 2019 Academy Awards went host-less to modest success (unlike this year’s host-less Emmy Awards). But a well-chosen emcee can bring a certain alchemy to the broadcast — and keep Hollywood egos in check during three-plus hours of the film industry congratulating itself.

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After weeks of speculation, the Academy Awards went on without a host after all. Was it better without one?

So with that in mind, we’re nominating the 13 celebs in the gallery above — almost all of whom haven’t hosted a major awards show — for the honor of 2020 Oscars host.