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  • 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....
  • 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 widelywatched Hollywood telecast eight times previously, announced his new job...
  • Eddie Murphy bows out as Oscar host November 10, 2011

    Los Angeles: Comedian Eddie Murphy bowed out on Wednesday as host of the upcoming Oscars, one day after producer Brett Ratner who had lured Murphy into the role also exited following an uproar over his use of a gay slur. "I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing his creative partner,...