Oscar Hosts' Best and Worst Moments Ever: 85 Years of Laughs and Gaffes
The popular Aussie entertainer wasn't as outright funny as other hosts, but he charmed the audience nonetheless. "Due to cutbacks, the Academy said they didn't have enough money for an opening number," he said in his opening monologue. "I'm going to do one anyway...Because in Hollywood, you don't need money. You can build a dream with nothing." He then performed a low-budget song about the Best Picture nominees, complete with cardboard sets, "Craigslist" dancers, and a cameo by Anne Hathaway.