CinemaBlend: "The big news of yesterday was Billy Crystal being named as the host of the 84th Academy Awards. The announcement was met with a lot of debate, some arguing that the choice is too safe and that the Academy should have tried to do something new, while others made the point that Crystal has a wealth of experience as host and has done a previously done a great job. While I still wish that the Muppets had gotten the job instead, I will admit that the Team Crystal has a point. Dating back to 1990, the comedian has hosted the awards show eight times and has always succeeded in making people laugh. Need proof? Well, while don’t I take you on a little tour through history. "