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Billy Crystal May Be In Talks To Host The Oscars Again — Would You Be Relieved To See Him After Last Year's Flub?

Tue, August 16, 2011 10:43am EDT by 1 Comment
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Billy received a standing ovation at last year’s Oscars in the middle of Anne Hathaway and James Franco’s lackluster performance — Now he says he’s “itchy” to host again!

Billy Crystal was floored by the audience’s overwhelming response to his brief appearance last year, and it may be enough to convince him to come back as host, according to

It’s hard to forget Anne Hathaway and James Franco‘s botch of the Feb. 2011 Academy Awards presentation. James looked like he’d rather be somewhere else and Anne tried desperately to make up for it — the end product being a noticeably awkward situation.

But Billy was unforgettable for a different reason — he was called “one of the greatest Oscar hosts of all time.” And now he may consider returning to the role! The Los Angeles Times quoted him at the American Cinematheque screening for the 20th anniversary of the movie City Slickers saying:

“It’s really hard, but maybe one or two more times? I don’t know. They know where I am… I came out last year as a surprise. It was a last-minute decision. They had called and said would you do this thing and honor Bob Hope and that was a kind of cool thing to do. I said OK. I did it, and people wanted to see me, they stood up, and I couldn’t talk for about a minute. And, um, I got a little itchy. So we’ll see what happens. I can’t promise anything.”

We can’t wait to see what the final decision is!