After Oscar producer Brett Ratner stepped down because of homophobic comments, his choice of host, Eddie Murphy, has stepped down as well. In steps the best Oscar host of modern times, Billy Crystal.
Producer Brian Grazer has taken over the helm of the telecast and Billy Crystal confirmed via Twitter that he will indeed host the Oscars.
“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,” Crystal posted.
Personally, I’m happy to hear the news. Crystal is widely considered one of the best Oscar hosts. After recent flops, looking at you James Franco and Anne Hathaway, the Oscars may return to their true form as a night of entertainment. You can be sure there will be some jokes about the whole ordeal when the awards show is televised next February.