…a white guy!
Oscar organizers on Thursday brought back funnyman Billy Crystal to host the film awards after recent days of turmoil that led to the departure of one producer and his handpicked emcee Eddie Murphy.
Crystal, who has hosted the widely-watched Hollywood telecast eight times previously, announced his new job on Twitter with a post: “Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up prescriptions. Looking forward to the show.”
Tom Sherak, president of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that puts on the Oscars, called Crystal “a comic legend and Oscar icon.”
“I’m thrilled to welcome Billy back to the Oscar stage,” Sherak said.
You hear that? That’s millions of people under the age of 55 suddenly not giving a flying freak about the Oscars this year. Oh, Eddie, you could have had something special.