Earlier this week, Eddie Murphy dropped out of hosting duties for February’s Oscars telecast leaving a large void to fill. (Chances are he would’ve worn a fatsuit.) Who would step in to introduce the presenters and crack jokes about Jack Nicholson keeping his sunglasses on during the show? Ben Stiller? The Muppets? An old standby like Whoopi Goldberg or Billy Crystal?
Turns out, the smart money was on the tried and true, as Billy Crystal announced on Thursday that he would be stepping in to host the Oscars for the ninth time.