Billy Crystal accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award

Billy Crystal Accepts Lifetime Achievement Honor at Critics Choice Awards

On Sunday, March 13, Mr. Saturday Night creator and star Billy Crystal accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards. He joined the ranks of Lauren Bacall, Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, Eddie Murphy, and Robert Wise, the only other people to have received the honor.

Watch his acceptance speech, where he shouts out his upcoming Broadway musical debut as his hardest and most fun project yet.

Tony and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, producer, writer, and director Billy Crystal is known to audiences around the world as the star of such films as When Harry Met Sally…, City Slickers, and Analyze This, as a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, and as the acclaimed nine-time host of the Academy Awards.

Crystal stars in Mr. Saturday Night, the story of Buddy Young, Jr., an outrageous and outspoken comedian who found fame, in the early days of television! Now, some 40 years after he hit the top, Buddy will take one last shot at finding fame, fixing his family, and forcing his way into the spotlight – one hilarious step at a time. This brand new musical comedy about being a funny man, a family man, and getting a second chance at both arrives March 29 at the Nederlander Theatre.

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