Billy Crystal Returns to Oscars
The beloved host, who hasn't been on stage since 2004, pays tribute to Bob Hope.
Beloved Oscars host Billy Crystal made a special appearance mid-way through the 83rd annual Academy Awards Sunday.
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Crystal, who hasn't hosted the show since 2004, then said, "Some things never change: The producers asked me to say we're running a little long... so here are the nominees for best picture..."
The crowd laughed.
Crystal was actually there to introduce a segment looking back at the first Oscars and the days when Bob Hope was host.
Hope (who began hosting in the 1940s) was projected hologram-like at the podium.
Crystal praised Hope - who hosted the show a total of 18 times - and said he did a better job than him when it came to hosting the big show. Said Crystal, "I hosted it eight and was pooped after two."
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