Globe and Mail says
Forget The Artist or Meryl Streep. The real Oscar winner is… Billy Crystal.
The most glowing Monday-morning accolades from last night’s 84th Academy Awards will be heaped upon the puckish Crystal, who returned to host the annual movie-industry fete following an eight-year absence.
Over a three-plus hour show consumed by cinema sentimantelism and hooray-for-Hollywood proselytizing, Crystal kept the show grounded with his wisecracks and comedy routines. On his ninth turn as Oscar host, Crystal probably ensured that he’ll be hosting the show for years to come.