Billy Crystal is now being criticized for appearing in costume as Sammy Davis Jr. in the elaborate pre-produced bit that opened the Oscar telecast Sunday night on ABC.
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More than 39 million people watched the Oscars Sunday night on ABC, an increase of 1.4 million over the Oscar numbers a year earlier.
Among the highest points during what was a snooze-a-thon of an Oscar broadcast was something that happened between the boring speeches and hits of Billy Crystal’s schtick: Ellen DeGeneres’s new commercials for the JC Penney.
Jimmy Kimmel packed his “Jimmy Kimmel Live” post-Oscars special with so many stars that, somehow, Oprah Winfrey only managed to be one of the biggest attractions he gave us. He also gave us a trailer for what promises to be the biggest flick of all time, “Movie: The Movie.”
Billy Crystal did just great in his ninth outing as Oscar host Sunday night on ABC.
The Oscar ceremony has much to prove Sunday, including whether a blockbuster-free field can draw a TV audience and if Billy Crystal’s host routine remains a crowd-pleaser.
Oprah Winfrey is the latest celebrity to join Jimmy Kimmel’s seventh post-Oscar special. Winfrey is making a rare late-night appearance at a time when her year-old cable channel, OWN, is trying to attract viewers after a rocky start.
With Uggie stealing hearts in “The Artist,” snagging the spotlight at celebrity events and reportedly preparing for a sketch with Oscar host Billy Crystal, Hollywood really has gone to the dogs this year. There’s even a brand-new awards show honoring canine performers.
Tom Cruise will serve as a presenter at the 84th Academy Awards, producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer said Wednesday.
Tom Hanks – an Academy governor, two-time Oscar winner and five time nominee – will serve as a presenter at the 84th Academy Awards.