January 6th, 2012
12:25 PM ET
The Oscars are taking a page from the films they celebrate and offering a (tongue-in-cheek) trailer to whet viewers' appetites for the February 26 live telecast.
The Academy recruited Megan Fox and Josh Duhamel for the minute-long clip, which sees the two former "Transformers" co-stars trying to locate Oscars host Billy Crystal.
With Duhamel wearing an obvious mustache and Fox an incredulous, "am I really in this trailer?" expression, the duo seek out the one they call "the host," rumored to be dead by now, or perhaps turned into a yeti.
Once they find him, Crystal tells them that no one's called him by that name in years. (About eight, if we're talking about the Oscars.)
But of course, after much shuffling last year, Crystal will return to the Academy Awards stage as host for the ninth time.
The nominees for the Oscars will be announced January 24.
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