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Watch: Trailer for the 84th Academy Awards Hosted by Billy Crystal

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January 5, 2012
Source: Deadline

84th Academy Awards Trailer

"They've been charged with tracking down a legend..." And here we go. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences teamed up with Funny or Die to create this trailer for the 84th Academy Awards, coming up this February. The trailer, which is even playing in theaters (my goodness), features Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox, of all people, on a worldwide hunt for Oscar host Billy Crystal. It's funny and has some good moments, but was not what I was expecting for an "Oscar trailer" - but maybe that's just me. The Oscar show is on February 26th, but we've still got the nominations coming January 24th. Check out the trailer!

Watch the official trailer for the 84th Academy Awards, embedded via YouTube:

The official trailer of the 84th Academy Awards from YouTube (via Deadline). Watch the ceremony live on ABC on Sunday, February 26th. The 84th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 24th, 2012. We also featured the official Oscar poster recently, celebrating a look back at some classic Best Picture winners. I was hoping we'd see a similar look back in this trailer, but they went for the hard sell with Duhamel & Fox, classy. Award season continues to rage on in 2012, which means there's lots of exciting stuff like this to cover, so stay tuned for more Academy Awards updates. Celebrate the Movies!

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  • Big Boss
    Yo, Alex. You hear about the AKIRA production being halted?
    • http://www.firstshowing.net Alex Billington
      Yes I did, but details on it are rather sketchy... waiting for actual confirmation or anything, but for now I'm expecting them to keep working on the budget and get things moving again. But let's stay on topic - Akira ain't going to win any Oscars!
      • Big Boss
        Agreed. And if it did, I'd have a heart attack.
      • David Banner
        Sure it will, for special effects-if not, they f'd it up :)
        • Anonymous
          Nah it'll go to Sin City 2!
    • Tiny Employee
      maybe he got an exclusive from WB and is preparing a big article
  • DAVIDPD
    Cute. "I have big hopes for you (Billy Crystal)."
  • http://twitter.com/QuanahTweets Quanah
    Nothin' like the old reliable, which is what I use to call Trojans until I had my first 2 kids.
  • BSL
    Should've been the Muppets...
  • Lebowski
    I didn't watch this, could someone please tell me if he finds Curly's gold? 
  • http://twitter.com/felixnaumann Felix Naumann
    This looks so embarrassing, it’s the perfect fit for the academy awards.
  • Anonymous
    They finally realize they're a joke and don't hide it anymore...
  • Dom
    awful - and where have all the writers gone!
  • David Banner
    Ah, it was "typical Oscar's", funny enough. But on a side note, what's up with the audio mix? I had to check that the error was not on my side, all the dialogue was in the right speaker(and only effect sounds in the left)? Guess they had to save some $$ somewhere.
  • http://profiles.google.com/snears Nick Sears
    This makes me so happy :D I want to give Crystal the biggest high five.
  • SapphireD910
    Humor was ok, mild and a little cheesy as the Academy awards often are.  I can't help but wonder though, if they're still turning to Billy this far, what will they do when he's at an age that he's not physically up for it or that (hopefully far off) time that he passes?  They need to rework things bad if they want the ceremony to keep being televised.  Personally I only tend to care about a few awards each year, so far this year best actor is the only award I'm really looking for a specific out come that I'd like, so I could do without the whole show until the last 30 minutes or so. Billy is great, and although it was embarrassing watching Anne and James (James mostly), I did think it was a good choice to attempt more current and younger talent.  Some day that's all they'll be able to work with and none of them will be up for the task.
  • http://www.gigsport.com/concerts-tickets/1830/justin-bieber/justin-bieber-tickets.htm Justin Bieber Tickets
    I like Billy Crystal, but geez. I guess he's trying to break Guinness World Records for hosting Oscars. Too bad Murphy couldn't do it. Need someone more lively than Billy.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQoJo81lujk Crapola
    Is he dressed as the Dungeon Master there? It's funny for such a giant pool of supposed talent, the Oscars sucks so much balls.
  • Max Renn
    I'm surprised they gave that dead-eyed doll Megan Fox any words to say. The Oscars are just embarrassing.
  • ChugmyJUG
    Is it just me or are the Oscars looking dull and boring this year... Nothing exciting or interesting or fun or worthwhile. I won't bother watching it.
  • Syphous
    Is that Robin Williams who says he turned into a yeti?

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