Oscars Trailer: Billy Crystal is ‘Off the Grid’


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just released a trailer for the 84th Academy Awards. 

The spot, co-produced by Funny or Die, features William Fichtner, Josh Duhamel, Megan Fox, Vinnie Jones and a Fu-Manchu-ed Robin Williams, all in search of the one they call, ‘The Host’ (Billy Crystal). 

Academy Chief Marketing Officer Christina Kounelias said in a press release that “we wanted to try something a little bit different this year instead of a traditional, clip-based piece. The trailer has a fun twist that conveys how excited everyone is to have Billy back.”

The Academy Awards will air on Sunday, February 26, at the Kodak Theatre on ABC.

Check it out below! 

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