Billy Crystal Will Host the ‘84th Annual Academy Awards’

The nine-time Oscar host takes over for Eddie Murphy, who stepped away from his hosting duties earlier this week.

Billy Crystal has been confirmed to host the 84th Annual Academy Awards. The comedian revealed the news through his Twitter page, less than an hour ago. Here's what he had to say below.

Billy Crystal Oscar Tweet

"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"

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has confirmed Billy Crystal as the host, which will mark his 10th time as The Academy Awards emcee. Brian Grazer stepped in as producer of the telecast yesterday, taking over for Brett Ratner, who resigned after making homophobic remarks last weekend. Eddie Murphy stepped down as Oscar host a day after Brett Ratner resigned.

The Academy Awards episode 60.1, "The 84th Annual Academy Awards" stars Christian Bale, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Emma Stone, Rooney Mara, Bradley Cooper, Natalie Portman, Jonah Hill} and is directed by Don Mischer, Kabir Akhtar, Archie Gips, Christopher Guest, Henry Hobson, Troy Miller}.

Sources: Deadline
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Comments (17)

  1. Worth5Bucks

    Best host ever!

    3 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  2. TheStonedReviewer

    Good for him! Get back out there!

    3 years agoby @stonedFlag

  3. Mynam3is

    OSCARS SAVED!!! Can't say I am surprised, since he needs some work to do. Start getting your good ol' material Mr. Crystal.

    3 years agoby @mynam3isFlag

  4. slysnide

    Billy Crystal is the best Oscar host ever. I wish he'd host it every year.

    3 years agoby @slysnideFlag

  5. Ledouchee

    Honestly, Crystal is the only one who should ever host the Oscars. All others pale in comparison. He's genuinely funny and entertaining, quick with ad libs, and doesn't cause any controversy. Glad to see him back.

    3 years agoby @ledoucheeFlag

  6. Pbcritical

    LOL the tweet was funny and he is a great choice. Still wish Murphy had stayed but oh well. Maybe the muppets will cameo in the show hopefully Kermit.

    3 years agoby @pbcriticalFlag

  7. ejk1

    Called this in the previous article yesterday. With the Oscars telecast only three months away, this is the smart move. He can go right in and and handle it with ease.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  8. ZanyZap


    3 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  9. moviegeek

    About time!!

    I heard rumors that The Muppets would host the Oscars *eye twitch* So glad that was proven false.

    3 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  10. Stansfield

    Sooooo much better than Murphy!

    3 years agoby @StansfieldFlag

  11. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @ghostman That's a guarantee

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  12. Ghostman

    Hopefully he can still be funny like in his old days :)

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  13. MovieManiac

    Holy crap, I didn't think that he would actually do it. Awesome. I am still pissed that Murphy isn't doing it though but at least they have a fantastic replacement.

    3 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  14. Cripple


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  16. Corey W.


    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

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