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Billy Crystal Replaced Eddie Murphy as Oscar Host

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"Bill Crystal to Host Oscars"Billy Crystal replaced Eddie Murphy as the Oscar host, for the forthcoming Academy Awards 2012 next February.

The Hollywood comedian Billy Crystal has been confirmed to host the upcoming Oscar Awards 2012, after the previously locked host Eddie Murphy as stepped down from hosting duties of Oscars and has been replaced by Billy. The confirmation of Billy hosting the Oscars was announced on Thursday, November 10, 2011. Crystal has personally took to his twitter and announced about his hosting duties of Oscar.

The 63-year-old veteran Oscar host mentioned on twitter saying that, he is doing the Oscars and joked on the young woman in the pharmacy wills top asking him his name, when he picks up his prescriptions and added that, he is looking forward to the show. Besides, the news was confirmed also by Tom Sherak of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. In the official statement he said that, he is thrilled to welcome Billy back to the Oscar stage and added that, he is a comic legend and Oscar icon and feels good to see him back.

Billy hosted the Oscar last time in the year 2004 and the upcoming Academy Awards 2012 would be his ninth stint to serve his Oscar hosting duties. Crystal in his statement said that, some of the best moments of his life have occurred on the Oscar stage and is thrilled to be back on stage. Besides Billy, Brian Grazer has also been picked as the producer of the prestigious Oscar 2012, after Bret Ratner got down from his producing duties.

The upcoming 84th Oscar Awards 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012 that will be held at Kodak Theater at Hollywood & Highland Center. The star-studded Oscar 2012 event will be aired live on ABC Television Network in more than 200 countries through out the world.

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