The Academy Oscars trailer
January 6th, 2012
12:25 PM ET

The Academy Oscars trailer

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.

Filed under: Awards Season • Oscars 2012

soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. nerp

    I heard Megan Fox has a kid?

    January 9, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. Omeffina

    millions in danger now of reading psychotic government conspiracy blogs that insinuate stuff that isnt real using a tried and true method of capital letters, insane spacing and over emphasization

    January 7, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rita

    Megan Fox looks like she had surgery on her lips.

    January 6, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. huh ?

    @get a room-I don't know if I beleve this. Peace is strate forward, I am going to ask her when she 'pops' in. I keep seeing this stuff about vegas. Are you telling the truth ? At first I beleved it. But why would you and some of the other ppl you mention go ? You trolled them.

    January 6, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. alecia

    Me too. MoonDancer was A OK.

    January 6, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mr Ed

    I always loved moondancer. I would just love it if she came back. She was a hoot.

    January 6, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. moondancer

    btw I am not a troll. I am a little person or midget. Troll is a racist word.

    January 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. moondancer

    Yeah I do. She was nice for a girl. No cooties or nuthin.

    January 6, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Hey moondancer troll

    I remember distinctly her spelling her name MoonDancer. Why do you have to troll ppl that have been gone a long time. Do you miss her & want her to come back? I'm sure if Peace pops in, she could tell her you have been calling for her.

    January 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. moondancer

    I wish they would stop calling these things trailers. That is a racist term. A more proper name would be mobile home.

    January 6, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  11. starrfire

    Its a nice trailer. A doublewide.

    January 6, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sly Sadie

    That trailer was pretty good. Watching the Oscars, for me, is like watching paint dry.

    January 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Snarky

    Cool... too bad the actual show still sucks hard.

    January 6, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |

Post a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

About this blog

Our daily cheat-sheet for breaking celebrity news, Hollywood buzz and your pop-culture obsessions.