Academy Releases Trailer for 84th Annual Awards

     January 5, 2012


In a new trailer, Josh Duhamel and Megan Fox team up at the behest of William Fichtner to track down a mysterious figure who has fallen “off the grid.”  While this might not seem too far fetched at the outset, it all turns a bit snarky when you realize it’s a trailer for the 84th Annual Academy Awards. While it’s all very tongue-in-cheek and self-deprecating, there’s a certain sigh-factor to it. Even though you know who’s going to show up at the end as the team is looking for a man known only as “The Host,” it made me smile to see who was there waiting for them.

The 2012 Oscar nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 24th with the live awards show airing Sunday, February 26th at 7pm EST on ABC. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.

Thanks to Variety for the heads up. Check out the 84th Annual Academy Awards trailer below and discover the identity of the mysterious host:

Surprise! It’s Billy Crystal! Who knew he’d be hosting the show this year? His terrible punch line aside, I’m anxious to see him. I’d prefer he show up drunk and dressed like his character from the trailer (who I thought could have been Mickey Rourke for a split-second), but I’m sure he’ll be just as dapper as ever. As an interesting aside, apparently Vinnie Jones has been moonlighting in the tropics as a bartender and Robin Williams has been banished to Mongolia because he just wouldn’t quit it with that accent.


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