Billy Crystal’s funniest moment at this year’s Academy Awards was, in my opinion, when the Oscar for best original score was announced. The stage behind him produced a massive music notebook. The music accompanying the rise of the notebook was typically over the top and grandiose.
When the stage had been set, Crystal looked straight into the camera and nonchalantly said, ah. Like “no biggie!”
The second comment he made that had me laughing was the comment about the shoes actresses wore in movie roles, then in the list he mentioned J. Edgar Hoover!
NBC’s Today show described the event as showing love for the history of Hollywood.
The top winners of the night were The Artist and Hugo, both winning five Oscars each. The Artist took the top three, best picture, best director and best actor. Nine pictures were nominated. This was a first for the awards ceremony.
The Kodak theater was also mentioned because it is no longer the Kodak theater, a point that did not go unnoticed by Crystal who suggested the “Flomax Theater.” His opening bit was funny, but he’s done better in his eight previous hosting gigs. Here’s the Huffington Post montage of Crystal’s funniest Oscar moments. None of what I said before matters!