Thursday, 8 September 2011

Eddie Murphy Confirmed As 2012 Oscar Host

Eddie Murphy
In a follow up to our post a few days ago that Eddie Murphy was the first in line to host the next Academy Awards, So I Saw This Film can now confirm that the comedian has been officially chosen. The quick-witted ex stand-up comedian will officially host the ceremony which will take place on the 26th February 2012. The shows producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer confirmed the decision yesterday.

The shows producers were keen to point out that the Murphy that will turn up on the night will be less like the explicit Axel Foley (Beverley Hill Cop) and more like the family orientated Donkey from Shrek. Ratner told USA Today: "This guy was in Shrek,". "He's done family movies for the past 10 years. He's done Oprah."
"He's very smart and knows this is very much of a family type of show," added Mischer. 
Meanwhile, in a statement Eddie Murphy revealed how honoured he was to have been chosen: “I am enormously honoured to join the great list of past Academy Award hosts from Hope and Carson to Crystal, Martin and Goldberg, among others,". 

Let us know what you make of the decision of of course which films you think will be victorious this time around...

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Dan O. said...

Good points here! Everybody's hating on him only because he hasn't really done a good movie in quite some time but I think he will be very good as host. A lot better than Franco and Hathaway.

Jack Ibbetson said...

Definitely agree with you. He'll add some much needed comedy as well as an edgy touch. Should be a good watch

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