In this Feb. 6, 2018 photo, comedy writer Bruce Vilanch poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Vilanch has made nearly two-dozen Oscar ceremonies funny and memorable. Vilanch isn't working on the Oscars airing ABC this year. Instead, he'll be watching comfortably at home. He was the subject of the 1999 documentary “Get Bruce!” about his life and work. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)