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.

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.