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.
BYBrian Gallagher | November 10th, 2011

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.

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