Eddie Murphy Confirmed as Academy Awards Host

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The rumor has become fact: Eddie Murphy will host the 20120 Academy Awards.

2012 Oscars Host

"Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever," says Brett Ratner, who will produce the telecast and who directs Murphy in Tower Heist. "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 Don and I want to produce in February."

Murphy was nominated for an Oscar in 2006 for Dreamgirls.

Think he'll make a good host?

 

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i think he will make a good host. he is funny and he will bring his humor with him. i will be watching too.

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IT'S BETTER TO BE A HAS BEEN, THAN A NEVER HAVE BEEN. HOWEVER, I FEEL MURPHY AS HOST, WILL BE A MISTAKE. WE'LL GET TO FIND OUT.

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Imthink he is perfect for it . He is out standing person. he got the looks and sence of humor. I can't wait until The Oscars Come . I will be watching it. I love Eddie . He is funny and Loved all his movies. All I can say Is Party All The Time Eddie . You Rock a big fan of Eddie Murphy.