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Chris Rock will host the 88th Academy Awards (Credit: AP / Mark J. Terrill)

Chris Rock will host the 88th Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016. It'll be the second Oscars gig for the filmmaker-comedian, who ran the show back in 2005.

Oscar hosts through the years

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With Chris Rock hosting the Oscars in for his second time, take a look back at the Academy Awards hosts over the past 20-plus years. From Neil Patrick Harris in 2015 to David Letterman in 1995, and repeats including Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal, it's been an eclectic roster.

Chris Rock

Chris Rock will host the 88th Academy Awards
(Credit: AP / Mark J. Terrill)

Chris Rock will host the 88th Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016. It'll be the second Oscars gig for the filmmaker-comedian, who ran the show back in 2005.

Neil Patrick Harris

Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Academy Awards on
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Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Academy Awards on Feb. 22, 2015. NPH's new show "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" -- premiered on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015.

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres hosted the Academy Awards for a
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Ellen DeGeneres hosted the Academy Awards for a second time on Mar. 2, 2014. The Best Picture winner was "12 Years a Slave."

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Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane hosted the 85th Academy Awards for
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Seth MacFarlane hosted the 85th Academy Awards for the first time on Feb. 24, 2013. The Best Picture winner was "Argo."

Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal hosted the 84th Academy Awards in
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Billy Crystal hosted the 84th Academy Awards in 2012, his ninth Oscars gig. The Best Picture winner was "The Artist."

James Franco & Anne Hathaway

James Franco and Anne Hathaway co-hosted the 83rd
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James Franco and Anne Hathaway co-hosted the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011. The Best Picture winner was "The King's Speech."

Steve Martin & Alec Baldwin

Steve Martin, left, and Alec Baldwin co-hosted the
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Steve Martin, left, and Alec Baldwin co-hosted the 82nd Academy Awards in 2010. The Best Picture winner was "The Hurt Locker."

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman hosted the 81st Academy Awards in
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Hugh Jackman hosted the 81st Academy Awards in 2009. The Best Picture winner was "Slumdog Millionaire."

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Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart hosted the 80th Academy Awards in
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Jon Stewart hosted the 80th Academy Awards in 2008, his second time hosting the Oscars. The Best Picture winner was "No Country for Old Men."

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres hosted the 79th Academy Awards in
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Ellen DeGeneres hosted the 79th Academy Awards in 2007. The Best Picture winner was "The Departed."

Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart hosted the 78th Academy Awards in
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Jon Stewart hosted the 78th Academy Awards in 2006. The Best Picture winner was "Crash."

Chris Rock

Chris Rock hosted the 77th Academy Awards in
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Chris Rock hosted the 77th Academy Awards in 2005. The Best Picture winner was "Million Dollar Baby."

Billy Crystal hosted the 76th Academy Awards in
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Billy Crystal hosted the 76th Academy Awards in 2004. The Best Picture winner was "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King."

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Steve Martin hosted the 75th Academy Awards in
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Steve Martin hosted the 75th Academy Awards in 2003. The Best Picture winner was "Chicago."

Whoopi Goldberg hosted the 74th Academy Awards in
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Whoopi Goldberg hosted the 74th Academy Awards in 2002, her fourth stint. The Best Picture winner was "A Beautiful Mind."

Steve Martin hosted the 73rd Academy Awards in
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Steve Martin hosted the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001. The Best Picture winner was "Gladiator."

Billy Crystal hosted the 72nd Academy Awards in
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Billy Crystal hosted the 72nd Academy Awards in 2000. The Best Picture winner was "American Beauty."

Whoopi Goldberg hosted the 71st Academy Awards in
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Whoopi Goldberg hosted the 71st Academy Awards in 1999. The Best Picture winner was "Shakespeare in Love."

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Billy Crystal hosted the 70th Academy Awards in
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Billy Crystal hosted the 70th Academy Awards in 1998. The Best Picture winner was "Titanic."

Billy Crystal hosted the 69th Academy Awards in
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Billy Crystal hosted the 69th Academy Awards in 1997. The Best Picture winner was "The English Patient."

Whoopi Goldberg hosted the 68th Academy Awards in
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Whoopi Goldberg hosted the 68th Academy Awards in 1996. The Best Picture winner was "Braveheart."

David Letterman hosted the 67th Academy Awards in
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David Letterman hosted the 67th Academy Awards in 1995. The Best Picture winner was "Forrest Gump."

Whoopi Goldberg hosted the 66th Academy Awards in
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Whoopi Goldberg hosted the 66th Academy Awards in 1994. The Best Picture winner was "Schindler's List."

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Billy Crystal hosted the 65th Academy Awards in
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Billy Crystal hosted the 65th Academy Awards in 1993. The Best Picture winner was "Unforgiven."

Billy Crystal hosted the 64th Academy Awards in
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Billy Crystal hosted the 64th Academy Awards in 1992. The Best Picture winner was "The Silence of the Lambs."

Billy Crysta hosted the 63rd Academy Awards in
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Billy Crysta hosted the 63rd Academy Awards in 1991. The Best Picture winner was "Dances With Wolves."

Billy Crystal's first Oscar-hosting gig was for the
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Billy Crystal's first Oscar-hosting gig was for the 62nd Academy Awards in 1990. The Best Picture winner was "Driving Miss Daisy."

Chevy Chase hosted the 60th Academy Awards in
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Chevy Chase hosted the 60th Academy Awards in 1988. The Best Picture winner was "The Last Emperor."

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