With comic Billy Crystal as host and several comedians presenting at the Oscars, the Academy Awards is looking to focus on humor for the 84th annual ceremony, February 26, and has released a short film produced by Will Ferrell's FunnyOrDie.com to offer some laughs.
The amusing video features Mike Myers (Shrek, Inglourious Basterds) portraying Sir Cecil Worthington, who offers lessons to previous Oscar winners on the proper etiquette in handling an Oscar, such as: don't hold the statuette upside down.
Oscar winner Kline, for the 1989 film A Fish Called Wanda, agrees to endure the coaching session and gets to keep his golden statuette when he passes the test, guessing its weight (8.5 pounds).
The telecast's producer Don Mischer told Entertainment Weekly, "Comedy is what really helps keep people with you, and keeps an evening moving and entertaining when you have a long show."Some of the comedic presenters at the Academy Awards, televised February 26 from Hollywood on ABC-TV and 250 media outlets worldwide, include Chris Rock, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, and the Muppets Kermit and Miss Piggy.