Billy Crystal

  • Emmy Awards 2014: Billy Crystal pays a cosmic tribute to Robin Williams August 26, 2014

    Reuters: With a lump in his throat and a somber tremble in his voice, actor Billy Crystal paid a cosmic tribute to Robin Williams at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, two weeks after the comedian died in an apparent suicide. Crystal, a longtime friend of Williams who rose to fame...
  • Billy Crystal to pay tribute to late actor Robin Williams at Emmys August 21, 2014

    Los Angeles: Billy Crystal will pay tribute to Robin Williams, his longtime friend and fellow comedian, at next week's Emmy Awards. Crystal will honor Williams as part of the traditional "in memoriam" segment for industry members who died during the past year, Emmy executive producer Don Mischer said in a statement...
  • 'When Harry Met Sally' turns 25: Five things the iconic film taught us about friendship and how Bollywood seems to agree August 4, 2014

    Probably one of the most-loved movies of all time, 'When Harry Met Sally' bust a lot of myths around friendship, love, and relationships in an engaging, endearing manner. The film, which turns 25 this year, was directed by Rob Reiner and written by the legendary Norah Ephron. Starring Meg Ryan and...
  • Jay Leno's show to end with Billy Crystal as the final guest January 21, 2014

    London: Actor Billy Crystal will be the final guest on 'Tonight Show' with Jay Leno. Crystal, who has hosted the Academy Awards for nine times, was also the first guest at the talk show in May 1992, reported Contactmusic. Leno, 63, will step down from the show after the February...
  • 10 funniest Oscar hosting moments of all time February 25, 2013

    Rookie Oscar host Seth MacFarlane casually slung a string of zingers at some of Hollywood's biggest names, including a musical tribute to female frontal nudity in the movies, as he launched the Academy Awards show on a decisively edgy note. It's never been easy hosting what is cinema's biggest night....
  • Why Indian awards compare poorly with Oscars February 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The best moments from the 84th Academy Awards, Hollywood's biggest night of love for a shared movie-going experience, were ones which were sentimental, nostalgic and drew the audience in with a sense of easy familiarity. For most Indians who made the effort to wake up at 6 AM...
  • Best quotes from the Oscars 2012 February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handed out Oscars, the film industry's top honor, at the 84th annual Academy Awards on 26 February, 2012. Following is a collection of memorable quotes from the show: Meryl Streep, winner, Best Actress, 'The Iron Lady': "When they called my name, I...
  • Moments to remember from Oscar 2012 February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: The Oscar telecast takes hours, but it's the moments we remember. Just a few of them, of course - ones that are so emotional, funny, or bizarre that they'll stand out in our collective memories, candidates for future Oscar montages, of course, but also for office watercooler talk....
  • Crystal returns for 9th stint as Oscars host February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: Making his much-anticipated comeback as Oscar host after an eight-year absence, comedian Billy Crystal poked fun on Sunday night at his own reluctance to return as he paid light-hearted tribute to leading nominees for the 84th annual Academy Awards. In his ninth appearance as Oscar master of ceremonies, Crystal,...
  • Oscars: 'Artist' wins best picture, director, actor February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: Academy Awards voters have spoken up for 'The Artist,' the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood's highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago. The black-and-white comic melodrama took four prizes on Monday, including best picture, actor for Jean Dujardin and director for Michel Hazanavicius. Not...
  • What you didn't see on TV during the Oscars February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: Even the hundreds of photographers, TV cameras and webcams around the Hollywood & Highland Center can't capture every starry moment of Sunday's 84th annual Academy Awards. Celebrities reunite on the red carpet, mingle during commercial breaks and experience impromptu star-crossings in the wings - and we've got our eyes...
  • Factbox: A look at Oscars' history February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: The 84th Oscar ceremony, hosted for the ninth time by Billy Crystal, will be televised on Sunday from Hollywood, just steps from the historic Grauman's Chinese Theatre. The awards are given out by the Beverly Hills-based Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Here is a look at the...
  • Oscar turns up the power for final rehearsal February 26, 2012

    Los Angeles: The Academy Awards are a big deal - even to A-listers. That's why a parade of stars came through the theater at the Hollywood & Highland Center Saturday to run through their lines and prepare to address their peers in front of a worldwide audience of millions. Muppet rehearsal:...
  • Oscars retro theme: Hollywood of 1920s February 24, 2012

    Los Angeles: It's only the 84th year of the Academy Awards, yet the nostalgia factor feels as though Hollywood is celebrating a centennial of some sort. Film itself has been around for well over a century, and Sunday's Oscar nominees span every decade of the last hundred years, with an...
  • Ricky Gervais vows more outrage at Golden Globes November 18, 2011

    Los Angeles: Ricky Gervais says he wants to improve on his controversial performance at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards -- by being even more outrageous the next time around. The British comedian said his third time hosting the annual Hollywood awards ceremony in January 2012 would definitely be his last....
  • Oscars bring back Billy Crystal as host November 11, 2011

    Los Angeles: Oscar organisers on Thursday brought back funnyman Billy Crystal to host the film awards after recent days of turmoil that led to the departure of one producer and his handpicked emcee Eddie Murphy. Crystal, who has hosted the widely-watched Hollywood telecast eight times previously, announced his new job...