Stephen Glenn Martin is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician. Martin came to public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show.
It's a job that's 91-years-old. Only thirteen people have done it since the year 2000. The Shift lasts around three or four hours, but this year.
Hosting The Oscars is a tough gig.
We'll also jog all of our memories by reminding you which film won best picture in each year.2009 - Hugh Jackman Beyonce, Zac Efron (left) and Amanda Seyfried gave Hugh Jackman some serious singing firepower in a big musical number
Best picture was. . Slumdog Millionaire
Big Hugh is a versatile man. Action, romance, drama, singing and dancing, he can do it all.
"I just think Hugh Jackman 's ferocious enthusiasm screamed off the screen," Ali says.
"For me as a viewer, if you're not a comedian, I'd rather you just set things up and got on with it.
Ali's rating: 4 stars2010 - Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin The live audience was completely 3D for the First Time at the 2010 Oscars
Best picture was. . The Hurt Locker
He and comic actor Steve Martin aren't a classic double act.
"I thought their delivery was game and enjoyable, but the jokes were a little bit flat," Ali says.
"They're both amazing, but also - a bit fresher than this please. "
Ali's rating: 3 stars2011 - James Franco and Anne Hathaway Anne Hathaway and James Franco got all dressed up at the 2011 Oscars
Best picture was. . The King 's Speech
Sometimes one host just isn't enough, and The Academy goes for two. In Ali's view, it didn't work.
"It was a train wreck from the very beginning.
Ali's rating: 1 star2012 - Billy Crystal Billy Crystal goes for it while hosting the Academy Awards for The Ninth time
Best picture was. . The Artist
"It was OK. "
Ali's rating: 3 stars2013 - Seth Macfarlane Seth Macfarlane (centre) sings On Stage with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe
Best picture was. . Argo
Seth sang a song about female nudity in films called We Saw Your Boobs, which Ali says was "icky" and made him feel uncomfortable.
Overall, he thinks Seth was "a bit of a flop" as a host.
Ali's rating: 2 stars2014 - Ellen One of The Most famous selfies ever taken
Best picture was. . 12 Years a Slave
This was Ellen 's second time hosting and Ali says it was "really enjoyable".
"It was witty, it was very Inside Hollywood . It was clever and confident and snappy and she's just such an assured presence. "
Ellen did things you'd do at home with friends: taking group selfies, ordering pizza. She's just like you and me.
Like I said, just like you and me.
Ali's rating: 4 stars2015 - Neil Patrick Harris Was he good, or was he just pants?
NPH, as some fans call him, is probably best known as Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother.
Ali says Neil is remembered for a Birdman skit where he appeared On Stage in his underwear, but points out "if you've forgotten that best picture winner, it will be a very weird thing to see on your screen".
He says Neil was "pretty good" but "not great".
Ali's rating: 3. 5 stars2016 - Chris Rock Chris Rock was never going to shy away from talking about #OscarsSoWhite at 2016's awards
Best picture was. . Spotlight
This was the main year of the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag, because for the second year in a row, only white actors and actresses were nominated for The Top awards.
Chris Rock was hosting, and there was.
"I personally really liked it. . I could feel people not connecting with him perhaps as much as they should have.
"He's not for everyone, but I did think he was pretty brilliant. "
Ali's rating: 4 stars2017: Jimmy Kimmel La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz (holding The Oscar at The Front ) reveals his film has been awarded best picture by mistake
Best picture was. . Moonlight
Probably The Most memorable Oscars of recent years, all because of a BIG mix-up with an envelope.
La La Land was awarded best picture by mistake, when The Real winner was Moonlight. Awkward.
Ali's rating: 1 star2018 - Jimmy Kimmel
Best picture was. . The Shape of Water
"It was just a bit meh. And you don't want meh," Ali says.
"He should be better than this. He's very unfortunate. I think what he did in 2017 was actually pretty good until what happened. And it's not fair that he felt almost compelled to come back for 2018. "
Ali's rating: 2 starsWho does Ali think should host The Oscars ?
"In fact, I've been pitching with Ace (from 1Xtra). We want to have the whole Smith family as the hosts. I want all of them on and I want it to be a big Family Affair . Eccentric, loveable. Singing, dancing: The Lot . "
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