Eddie Murphy To Host The Oscars! It's Official! How Do You Think He'll Do?

Tue, September 6, 2011 3:32pm EST by 2 Comments

It’s official! Eddie Murphy will host the 84th Annual Academy Awards on February 26.

Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever,” Oscar co-producer Brett Ratner is quoted as saying on Deadline.com. “With his love of movies, history of crafting unforgettable characters and his iconic performances—especially on stage—I know he will bring excitement, spontaneity and tremendous heart to the show.”

UPDATE 11/9/2011: Eddie Murphy QUITS Oscars!

It will be the first time the actor has hosted the awards ceremony, but he most recently served as a presenter in 2009. He also received an Oscar nomination for his performance in 2006’s Dreamgirls.

This marks the second time Eddie and Brett have worked together: Brett recently directed him in the upcoming comedy Tower Heist.

Brett’s co-producer Don Mischer, said “Eddie is a truly ground-breaking performer, whose amazingly diverse array of roles has won him a devoted audience of all ages. His quick wit and charisma will serve him very well as Oscar host.”

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Posted at 11:00 PM on September 6, 2011  

OMG,My best friend–Luna ,she just has announced her wedding with a millionaire man who is a celebrity !they met via[Meetrich.c0M]——-it is the largest and best club for celebrity and their admirers to chat online.You do not have to be rich or famous. ,but you can meet your true love,It’s worthy a try!

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Geoff Talbot

Posted at 3:44 PM on September 6, 2011  

Go Eddie go,

Eddie Murphy is a genius. I think he is still the funniest comedian alive. Who agrees with me?

Geoff Talbot

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