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Billy Crystal to Host the 2012 Oscars

The Oscars Has Found Its Host: Billy Crystal

That was fast! Following yesterday's announcement that Eddie Murphy was stepping down as Oscar host in the wake of producer Brett Ratner's resignation, the Oscars have found their new emcee. The Academy has confirmed that Billy Crystal is hosting the Oscars after Crystal tweeted, "Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions. Looking forward to the show."

The Academy had just hired a new producer, Brian Grazer, and though it will be Grazer's first time working on the broadcast, Crystal is old hat. This will be his ninth time as host, and I'm personally excited — he's my favorite Oscar emcee (I'm already pumped about the 2011 movie medley). Are you glad that Crystal is hosting?

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littlemunchkin littlemunchkin 5 years
You know who would be really brilliant? JOAN COLLINS! Can you imagine? Why did Eddie Murphy pull out anyway?
ChelMarie ChelMarie 5 years
^^I understand that but then again, after last year's horror show, I'm kinda happy for what I'd called a "safe bet". I just want the Oscars to feel like the Oscars again and who better than Billy to deliver?
awesomepants awesomepants 5 years
I love Billy Crystal but I was kind of hoping for someone new. Now I know it's not going to be tragic and part of me is sad about that.
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