Oscars 2018: Here are some of the best opening monologues from the Oscar history

Hugh Jackman – 2009

This was Hugh Jackman’s first time hosting at the Oscar and he did a marvelous job. Rock was politically incorrect and spoke of racism in Hollywood. Chris Rock was just the perfect host considering the politics that was going on in Hollywood at the time. But the way he presented it was sugar laced which must have made a lot of white people uncomfortable. This opening number was quite surprising as Jackman managed to dance really well and be humourous at the same time. Whoopi Goldberg – 1996

An EGOT winner, Whoopi has hosted the Oscars four times and the one in 1996 was her second time hosting. 5. Then watch these great movies on journalismThe night when all of Hollywood dresses up in their finest and gathers together to celebrate excellence in cinema is the biggest night for cinephiles all over the world. Billy Crystal – 1992

Billy Crystal has hosted the Academy Awards nine times but his opening at the 1992 Oscars deserves a special mention. It was followed by Stewart’s signature humour and was certainly one of the best openings we have seen over the years. Alec and Steve were completely in their comic element as they delivered the opening monologue. Ellen DeGeneres – 2014

This was Ellen’s second time at hosting the Oscars and she was her charming self during the opening monologue. He spoke about the magic of the movies and how at a time like that, America needed some magic and belief, even if it came from the movies. 1. He opens with a monologue and gradually moves towards an opening number honouring all the Best Picture nominations of the year. 7. Here, we look at some of the opening monologues from over the years that have managed to stand the test of time and are just as enjoyable to watch even today. 3. Her trademark sense of humour was seen throughout the show. This was also the ceremony where Ellen took the famous Oscar selfie. 2. Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin – 2010

Steve Martin established himself as a stand-up comic at the start of his career and this was his third time hosting the Oscars. 6. Chris Rock – 2016

This was the year when the Academy faced major backlash for snubbing actors who were non-white and #OscarsSoWhite led to many showing their dissent against the Academy. Ellen has been hosting The Ellen Show for over a decade now and has managed to become one of the most popular hosts all over the world. Tom Cruise – 2002

Unlike the other Oscar opening monologues, this one had a sombre tone as it was post 9/11. 2018-03-01T18:41:38+00:00″>
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Hugh Jackman, Chris Rock and Ellen DeGeneres aced at their Oscar monologues. Jon Stewart – 2006

Jon Stewart’s opening monologue was preceded by a sketch that featured Halle Berry, George Clooney among many others. Related News
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© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd 8. With an actor of this calibre, one is prepared for a night of smart remarks that come spontaneously and Goldberg delivered the same.