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Mon, 27 Feb 2012 07:09:05 GMT | By Sean Plummer
Oscars 2012: Best and worst moments

Most self-deprecating opening



Billy Crystal hosts the 2012 oscars (© Kevin Winter/Getty Entertainment Images)
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Billy Crystal's ninth appearance hosting the Oscars opened with a semi-hilarious montage of bits of all the Best Picture nominees, with guest appearances from Justin Bieber, Tom Cruise, and a tender George Clooney kiss in a Descendants parody. Of course Crystal, looking rather Botoxed, did the same thing - inserting himself into the nominated films - back in the '90s. Guess it's green to recycle gags.

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