Nov 06, 2013 04:26 PM EST By Lauren DuBois

Celebrity Award Shows Hosts History & PHOTOS: From Billy Crystal to Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Hosting an awards show is a tough gig for a celebrity to get. They need to combine the ability to get the ceremony moving along smoothly with genius comedic timing and tasteful gags. Several fall short of this ability-Anne Hathaway and James Franco failed miserably at being the hosts of the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony in 2011, and Seth MacFarlane was not asked back to host the same awards show after he received mixed reviews hosting this year's 85th ceremony.

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  • Actor Billy Crystal speaks to the media backstage during the "12-12-12" benefit concert for victims of Superstorm Sandy at Madison Square Garden in New York, December 12, 2012.
  • "Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Please drink responsibly. Or at least wait until 3."
  • Neil Patrick Harris
  • Queen Latifah
  • Hugh Jackman
  • Comedian Steve Martin arrives at the 2011 Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood, California February 27, 2011.
  • Tina Fey and Amy Poehler appear in a new promo photo released by NBC on New Year's Eve.
  • Actress and host for the show Kaley Cuoco poses as she arrives at the 2013 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles. (Jan. 9, 2013)
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