Whoopi Goldberg was the first solo female host of the Academy Awards Ceremony. She also became the first African american to host the Academy Awards.
Whoopi Goldberg is an American actress, comedian, author and television host. She has been nominated for 13 Emmy Awards for her work in television and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award, an Oscar, and a Tony Award. She was the second black woman in the history of the Academy Awards to win an acting Oscar.