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Report: Eddie Murphy to Host the Oscars?

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 4th 2011 4:00PM
Eddie MurphyAfter 2011's Anne Hathaway/James Franco Oscars disaster, producers are looking to go a little more old school in their choice for 2012 ceremony host: Eddie Murphy.

According to Deadline, producer Brett Ratner has just one name on his wish list this year -- Murphy's -- and is expected to present his top host choices to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in a meeting on Tuesday.

Hathaway and Franco were universally panned for their performances as Oscar co-hosts last year -- her for being too peppy, him for being too blase -- so choosing a well-known, experienced comedian for the job could please the critics.

Deadline's report says Murphy has shown "interest," but it is by no means a done deal. It's good timing for Murphy, as he has two films coming out before the ceremony. Murphy was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor statuette in 2005 for his performance in 'Dreamgirls.'

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As long as he brings back pre-Pluto Nash Eddie Murphy I'm fine with it.

September 04 2011 at 7:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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