Billy Crystal Will Host The 2012 Oscars

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It’s official: Billy Crystal will be hosting the 2012 Academy Awards.

“Am doing the Oscars so the young woman in the pharmacy will stop asking my name when I pick up my prescriptions. Looking forward to the show,” Crystal tweeted today.

The 63-year-old actor is taking over for Eddie Murphy, who dropped out as the host of the show on Tuesday following the exit of producer Brett Ratner. 

He’s a seasoned pro at this job; Crystal has already hosted the Academy Awards nine times. This year, the Oscars will be broadcast live on Feb. 26 from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to watching Crystal host?

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