The Muppets Oscar Campaign Fails

Billy Crystal will step in to host the 84th Academy Awards

The Muppets Oscar Campaign Fails

And the winner is…

After last year’s 2-for-1 show at the Oscars, where Anne Hathaway had more quick changes than a pop star and James Franco spent most of his time in la-la-land, a recent Facebook campaign went viral to get The Muppets up on stage for the broadcast. Shortly after Eddie Murphy was cut from hosting duties, there was a glimmer of hope that the cheerful puppets would step in and take the mic. But alas, as posted on Twitter yesterday, the Academy has chosen a reliable standby; Billy Crystal who will lead the show for the ninth time. Muppets lovers, don’t despair. There is always the possibility that Kermit and Miss Piggy will make an appearance at the Oscars which airs on February 26.

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