Although Johnny Carson
ultimately proved a popular Oscar host, there was some initial criticism of his selection since he had only made one movie, the 1964 high-budget failure Looking for Love
(1964). He took the criticism lightly and joked about his motion picture debut (and farewell) on this and several subsequent Oscar broadcasts for which he was host. See more
Remember, ladies and gentlemen, nobody goes home empty-handed tonight. The losers all receive the new Oscar home game.