The 85th Academy Awards are being hosted by Seth MacFarlane this year, leaving open the real possibility that they will not feature a parodic opening medley with all the names of the Best Picture nominees, and even if they do, it will be performed by Seth MacFarlane, which is a big problem. To our minds, this medley has to be performed, and it has to be performed by Billy Crystal, otherwise the whole thing is unofficial and nobody really won, like how if they don’t lift you up in chairs at your wedding, you’re not really married.
This Crystal-esque Oscar medley was written and performed by Rachel Shukert. Musical direction and piano by Rich Silverstein. Sound engineering by David Gould.
This is one of the most amazing things.