Billy Crystal as Oscars Host: Hot or Not? Oscars night opens with a funny montage, followed by song By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff Posted Feb 26, 2012 7:44 PM CST 18 comments Comments Billy Crystal waves during the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) (Newser) – The Oscars ceremony has much to prove tonight ... like will the masses tune in to see a blockbuster-free field, and will Billy Crystal draw any laughs at his ninth go-round? The opening montage was pretty hilarious, complete with a George Clooney-on-Crystal kiss, a Justin Bieber appearance (to help you get the 18- to 24-year-old demo, the singer explained to the host), and an amazing segue from The Help's poo pie into Bridesmaid's infamous bathroom scene. Then, the best of the on-stage jokes: "We're here at the beautiful Chapter 11 theater..." "Nothing can take a sting out of the world's economic problems like watching millionaires hand each other gold statues." Then he sings, but the music is so loud it's kind of hard to hear what he's saying. "Please welcome a recurring dream of mine: Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez." "A dark knight, an American psycho, a charismatic crack addict. You'll get to choose one on Super Tuesday."