Is Billy Crystal hosting the 2012 Academy Awards? He just 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”
Hosting the Academy Awards is a tough gig and not many are asked back. Billy Crystal has long been a favourite with both the Academy and viewers alike. He is regarded as the ultimate Oscars host – having successfully hosted the show 8 times. When he decided to walk away from the gig, many people were disappointed. Not many Academy Awards Hosts have been able to live up to Billy Crystal (Hugh Jackman is one of the few hosts that people would like to see host the show again). All that said, should he come back or should he stay out on a high, and should the Academy give someone else a go?
There are plenty of Muppets fans who are going to be disappointed. In just over a day, the Muppets Oscar Campaign twitter account had amassed almost 10,000 followers.
This news is yet to be confirmed by the Academy.
The Academy Awards will take place at the Kodak Theatre (Hollywood) on Sunday 26 February 2012.
Below are a couple of Billy Crystal’s opening Academy Award numbers.