However!... there is one thing I love even more than phony actor expressions and that is Billy Crystal as the show's host. Sadly, this doesn't happen every year, in fact, Billy has only been Oscar host nine times (second to Bob Hope), but as history has proven, when Billy is host, the show does not seem as long as non-Billy years and the critic's reviews are normally just as golden as the little statue. Don't get me wrong, I have enjoyed other recent hosts such as Ellen Degeneres and Whoopi Goldberg, but I may actually boycott the Academy Awards if they ever let James Franco host again (the glassy eyes and stunted equilibrium is only funny for a minute or two).
So, in honor of Billy's return, here is a look back at just two of his finer moments. Enjoy!