What Your Favorite Oscars Host Says About You

No matter what you might think about Oscar nominees every year, chances are you have some pretty strong opinions about the host of that show's year. For me, the biggest anticipation of Oscar night is not who is going to win the big award for Best Motion Picture (though that's important too!), but how well the host will handle his or her duties. Because my favorite part of all of Oscars night — by far — is the opening monologue. And every year it’s different. Depending on who the host is it can be a stand-up routine, a movie montage, or even a full-out musical number — these hosts each have their unique style. But, I bet your favorite Oscars host says just as much about you as it does about their own comedic styles.

Because really, you can tell a lot about a person depending on whether they are a Whoopi Goldberg kind of girl or a James Franco one. I mean, really, those two hosts couldn’t be farther apart on the Oscars scale. And, chances are, if you put the people together who loves those two hosts, they wouldn’t have much in common either. Or, at least, there would be enough differences to notice.

Trust me: who you love as an Oscars host definitely says something about you. But what exactly does it say? Read on to find out just what your favorite host reveals about the type of person you really are.

1. Billy Crystal


A child of the ‘90s, you have a penchant for dad jokes and one-liners. Always the wise-cracking life of the party, you may also be a little bit of clean freak.

2. Johnny Carson

You prefer your life classic: cars, clothes, and the media you consume. You prefer a slow burn of a joke, have one of the best smiles in any room, and are probably more beloved than you even know.

3. Whoopi Goldberg

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You’re hard-hitting, and you don’t have a problem telling it like it is. You also sometimes feel like an outcast… but only when you bother caring what other people think. Which is not often.

4. Steve Martin


You’re a class act. A stand-up kind of guy/gal. But don’t let anyone be fooled by your classic charm: You can cut up a room at the drop of a hat if the mood calls for it.

5. Chevy Chase

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You can be goofy when the moment is right, but a little stand-offish when things get crazy. You stay above the fray in general, but you’re not afraid to stand up for what you believe in.

6. Ellen DeGeneres

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You’re as smart as a whip when you want to be, and the class clown when you don’t. But your best moments are when you combine the two and show everyone how utterly kind and charming you are.

7. Goldie Hawn

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Chances are you’re the life of every party you go to and the kind of person that everyone wants to be near. Finding yourself in a room with people being drawn to you is not an unusual thing.

8. Chris Rock


Never afraid to say the thing that makes everyone else uncomfortable, you have a critical eye for almost everything. You’re a born skeptic, but the people around you probably love you even more for it.

9. James Franco

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Stage fright? What’s that? You’re way too confident and cool to get worked up over anything in life, whether it’s public speaking or asking your boss for a raise.

10. Anne Hathaway

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Full of heart and entirely earnest, you put your all into everything that you do. And even when the people around you falter, you still stand tall. Your motto in life should totally be “on with the show!”

11. Jon Stewart

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You probably find yourself analyzing every situation you’re in. Looking for the hypocrisy or the ironic undercurrent that will make even the most boring of evenings turn entertaining.

12. Seth MacFarlane

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Never one to keep your mouth shut or your opinion to yourself, you get a kick out of stirring the pot and walking away. You also would make an excellent Real Housewife.

13. Neil Patrick Harris

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You love a good performance. Especially if that performance involves musical numbers and costume changes. If the spotlight is on your 99 percent of the time, you’re totally OK with that. In fact, you prefer it that way. And if a show tune is playing in the background at the same time, then even better.

Who knew a hosting gig could tell you so much about yourself. Happy Oscar-ing!