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Billy Crystal: 'It Might Be Fun' to Host Oscars Again

Billy Crystal
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"I think the show needs to change," says the eight-time emcee.

Billy Crystal wouldn't mind hosting the Oscars for the ninth time.

The actor tells the Associated Press he was moved by the warm reception he received during his brief appearance on February's ceremony and "it might be fun" to emcee again.

"I think the show needs to change," he added. "There's too many awards and it has to sort of freshen itself up, and if I can be a part of that, that would be great."

Anne Hathaway and James Franco were widely panned as hosts of the show. Hollywood Reporter critic Tim Goodman wrote, "This year, the Oscars hit a new low. Like it fell into a hole."

Crystal offered advice to Franco and Hathaway in an interview with THR before the show: "Look like you really want to be there, and hope that something happens you can capitalize on."