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This year's Oscars has had more than its fair share of controversy. First, Oscar producer/film director Brett Ratner made extremely immature comments which, rightfully, offended the homosexual community and forced him to resigned his position. Then, as if showing some strange 'Tower Heist' solidarity, Eddie Murphy walked away from his duties as host of the ceremony, an honor for which he had campaigned vigorously. Nearly audible buzz followed as to who the next host would be. The front-runners appeared to be Ricky Gervais and the Muppets. But that buzz was only permitted to carry on for one day, as now it has been confirmed that eight-time Oscar host Billy Crystal has been given this year's honor.
Don't get me wrong, I like Billy Crystal a lot. He's a comedy legend and he's proven himself to be an adept host on multiple occasions, but this just seemed like the easiest choice the Oscars could come up with. Granted, they are somewhat pressed for time, but it seems like they could have taken just a few more days and secured a more innovative choice for host. This also seems to run counter to their agenda of trying to get more young people to watch the Academy Awards. Now we can expect more "you look mahvalous" jokes and a very safe, comfortable awards show. Seriously guys, you know Ricky Gervais is still available right?
What do you guys think? Excited about Billy Crystal? Does anyone watch the Oscars anymore?