In a new clip promoting Billy Crystal’s upcoming hosting gig for the Academy Awards, the man states that the Oscars is “the granddaddy of awards shows.” The sometimes funny, often insightful video should get Oscar fans’ heartbeats racing as the big event draws ever closer.
Crystal is back hosting the Oscars for the ninth time in his career. He began his run in 1990 and returned in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000 and 2004. The actor took over for Eddie Murphy when he quit the gig. After Crystal’s appearance at last year’s show, buzz began begging the Academy to bring him back. Those prayers were answered and as the 84th Academy Awards is almost upon us, we for one, cannot wait until Crystal hits that stage and brings back some Oscar hosting magic.