Billy Crystal will host 2012 Oscars
In the wake of Brett Ratner and Eddie Murphy removing themselves from production and hosting duties respectively, Billy Crystal has saved the Academy’s bacon by agreeing to host the 2012 ceremony. Bryan Grazer has also been confirmed as co-producer, alongside Don Mischer.
Crystal, who has hosted eight previous Oscar nights, will be regarded as a safe pair of hands capable of steering the ceremony away from the kind of controversy attracted by Ratner’s un-PC outburst.
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