Billy Crystal to host the 2012 Academy Awards?

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.

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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