Past Emmy Award Show Hosts

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz co-hosted the Emmy Awards in 1952. Arnaz returned to host alone in 1957. Photo by Academy of Television Arts & Science Archives, TVA/PictureGroup
Art Linkletter
Art Linkletter
Art Linkletter hosted the Emmy Awards in 1953 and came back in 1956 with Danny Thomas to co-host. Photo by Matthew Peyton/Getty Images
Ed Sullivan
Ed Sullivan
Ed Sullivan hosted the Emmy Awards only once in 1954. Photo by Getty Images
Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart hosted the Emmy Awards along side friends David Brinkley and Johnny Carson in 1963. Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images
Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra actually hosted the Emmys along side Dick Van Dyke in 1968. Photo Credit AFP/Getty Images
Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson has hosted the Emmy Awards a total of five time – the most of any host. First in 1963 with Bob Newhart and David Brinkley and then by himself from 1971 to 1974. Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images
Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby has hosted the Emmys three separate times, each with a different co-host. His first time hosting was in 1966 with Danny Kaye, then in 1969 with Merv Griffin and in 1970 with Dick Cavett. Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images
Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck hosted the Emmys in 1984 during the height of Magnum P.I. and walked away with the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series that year. Photo by ROB BOREN/AFP/Getty Images
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey even took a turn hosting the Emmy Awards, co-hosting in 1996 with Michael J. Fox and Paul Reiser. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres has host the Emmy Awards four different times, placing her second on the list behind Johnny Carson for most time hosting. She first hosted along side Patricia Richardson in 1994, alone in 2001 with ten other comedians in 2003 and alone again in 2005. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect
Bryant Gumbel
Bryant Gumbel
Bryant Gumbel took his turn at hosting the Emmy Awards in 1997. Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images
Conan O’Brien
Conan O’Brien
Conan O’Brien has hosted the Emmy Awards three different times. His first time hosting was in 2002, then along with pal Ellen DeGeneres and 9 other comedians in 2003 and again solo in 2006. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Ryan Seacrest, Heidi Klum, Tom Bergeron, Howie Mandel, and Jeff Probst
Ryan Seacrest, Heidi Klum, Tom Bergeron, Howie Mandel, and Jeff Probst
Ryan Seacrest has had the honor of hosting the Emmy Awards just twice, first by himself in 2007 and then along side fellow Outstanding Reality Host Nominees: Heidi Klum, Tom Bergeron, Howie Mandel, and Jeff Probst in 2008. Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon hosted the Emmy Awards in 2010. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Jane Lynch
Jane Lynch
Jane Lynch took a turn at hosting the Emmys in 2011. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel hosted the Emmy Awards in 2012. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris will be hosting the 65th Emmy Awards this year for the second time, he previously hosted in 2009. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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