Billy Crystal and the story of the 1990 Oscars

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 10:30

In this week's Academy Originals, actor Billy Crystal recalls the first time he hosted the Oscars.

“It’s 1990. Gil Cates called me and said, ‘would you do it?’” Crystal recollects about the producer of the show. “And I was ready. I get a chance to host the Oscars? WowWhen you walk out for the first time as the host of the Oscars, that’s a really great feeling.”

Crystal ended up hosting the nine Oscars ceremonies. Only Bob Hope hosted the presentation more times (19). 

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