Billy Crystal to host Oscars again?

Actor Billy Crystal apparently wants to host the Oscars again. The Los Angeles Times reported that Crystal, who’s hosted eight times, said he was “itchy” to get back in the saddle.

But it’s not official yet. In fact, the Academy won’t even confirm whether there have been talks with the actor.

“It’s always fun. It’s really hard, but maybe one or two more times? I don’t know. They know where I am… I came out last year as a surprise.”-Billy Crystal explained why he wants to return to the stage.

Since Crystal’s last gig in 2004, the Oscars have been hosted by Chris Rock, Jon Stewart (twice), Ellen DeGeneres, Hugh Jackman, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, and Anne Hathaway and James Franco.

As for the audience reaction, perhaps that’s what’s enticing him to return to the stage.

“I did it, and people wanted to see me, they stood up, and I couldn’t talk for about a minute. And, um, I got a little itchy. So we’ll see what happens. I can’t promise anything.”-Billy Crystal explained.

Oscars bring back Billy Crystal as Host

Oscars bring back Billy Crystal as Host

"Oscars I'm back"-Billy Crystal returns to his duties as Academy Awards host.

Billy Crystal will present the 2012 Oscars after the departure of Eddie Murphy, the original host. The 63-year-old actor announced he’ll anchor one of TV’s biggest nights via Twitter on Wednesday (09.11.11). Billy Crystal, who has previously hosted the Oscars nine times, said:

“Some of the best moments of my career have happened on the Oscar stage. I am thrilled to be back there. Actually, I am doing this so that the young woman in my pharmacy will stop asking me my name when I pick up my prescription.”

Tom Sherak, the Academy president that puts on the Oscars, called the 2012 host “a comic legend and Oscar icon.” Billy Crystal first hosted the show in 1990 when Driving Miss Daisy was named the year’s best movie, and the awards program was still easily topping 40 million viewers, making it the second-most watched US TV program annually behind professional football’s Super Bowl.

The comedian went on to host three more consecutive years, dropped out for two, then returned in 1997 and 1998 when Titanic was voted by academy members as the top movie and 57 million people tuned in. He last hosted the show in 2004.

Oscars bring back Billy Crystal as Host

It's official Billy Crystal will host the 84th annual Oscar ceremony in February, 2012.

Eddie Murphy Quits The Oscars, Billy Crystal New Host

Eddie Murphy Quits The Oscars, Billy Crystal New Host. Murphy decided that he will not act as host for the 2012 Oscars due to his friend Brett Ratner getting the boot as producer of the show. Ratner is the director of “Tower Heist” and recently stated very unnecessary gay slurs during an interview about rehearsals. Ratner stated, “Rehearsal? What’s that? Rehearsal’s for fags. Rehearsal. Not much.” For this statement, the Academy received negative comments about the producer and they had to act on and let Ratner go. The Academy did not want to lose out on a large portion of their viewing audience.

Murphy released a statement, “First and foremost. I want to say that I completely understand and support each party’s decision with regard to a change of producers for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. “I was truly looking forward to being a part of the show that our production team and writers were just starting to develop, but I’m sure that the new production team and host will do an equally great job.”

Tom Sherak, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President, released his statement of Murphy’s choice to step down, “I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing his creative partner, Brett Ratner, and we all wish him well.”

The Academy found a replacement host very quickly and it wasn’t a shocking choice. Billy Crystal has been said to be one of the best Oscar hosts of all time. Crystal accepted their offer and will be set to host the Oscars on February 26, 2012. The announcement was not made by the Academy instead Crystal had made the big announced via Twitter. Crystal tweeted, “Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions.”

There will be no disaster moments for the Oscars that Crystal will now be hosting. The last Oscars was horrible with James Franco and Anne Hathaway as hosts. I am not even going to go into that discussion.

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Eddie Murphy to host the Oscars!

Eddie Murphy host of the Oscars

Nutty Professor“ Eddie Murphy will host the 84th Academy Awards, which will be telecast Feb. 26 on ABC, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced. The actor/comedian has been praised by event producers as a “comedic genius” and one of the “most influential” live performers the world has ever seen.

“Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever seen.”-Brett Ratner, co-producer of the Oscars, said in a statement.

By selecting Eddie Murphy to host the Oscars, the academy is returning to its comedic host roots. Over the years, comics including Jerry Lewis, Johnny Carson, Chevy Chase, Billy Crystal, David Letterman, Chris Rock, Steve Martin, Whoopi Goldberg and Jon Stewart have hosted the Oscars.

Eddie Murphy who earned a supporting actor Oscar nomination for his dramatic turn in 2006′s “Dreamgirls, said that he “was looking forward” to working with the producers and “creating a show that is enjoyable for both the fans at home and for the audience.”

The actor also lent is voice to the animated character “Donkey” in the hit “Shrek” series. We’re sure that the comedic genius, Eddie Murphy bring a smile on every one’s face at the 84th Academy Awards. Go Eddie!

He always brings the fun in the house: Eddie Murphy will host the Oscars.