Oscar host not crystal clear

Dec 07, 2000 by Ian Evans

Billy Crystal, who has hosted the Oscars® seven times, will not be able to don the tuxedo for the 73rd Annual Academy Awards.

Crystal’s plate will be full as he films America’s Sweethearts, which wraps shooting just three days before the telecast. Besides all the other preparations needed to host the marathon telecast, his movie spoofs alone take several weeks to shoot.

Crystal has made some suggestions for host including Jim Carrey, Jay Leno and David Letterman.