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

Worst reason not to bring back James Franco



Billy Crystal hosts the 84th Academy Awards (© Kevin Winter, Getty Entertainment Images)
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  • The 84th Academy Awards best and worst moments (© Frazer Harrison, Getty Entertainment Images)
  • Sacha Baron Cohen spills ash on Ryan Seacrest (© Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
  • Billy Crystal hosts the 2012 oscars (© Kevin Winter/Getty Entertainment Images)
  • Billy Crystal hosts the 84th Academy Awards (© Kevin Winter, Getty Entertainment Images)
  • Robert Richardson won the best cinematographer Oscar for Hugo
  • Dante Ferretti wins best art direction Oscar for Hugo (© ROBYN BECK/AFP)
  • Mark Bridges wins best costume design for The Artist (© Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment)
  • Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland from The Iron Lady won the oscar for best makeup (© ROBYN BECK/AFP)
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We suspected that Billy Crystal's installation as Oscar host would mean a return to Hollywood schmaltz, and Crystal's opening song summarizing and commenting upon the Best Picture nominees was suitably cheesy, but did show off the man's song & dance man skills. Too bad his song was horrible.

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