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Eddie Murphy In Talks To Host Next Year's Oscars

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This should be inneresting…

Eddie Murphy is in talks to host the 2012 Academy Awards and it's all thanks to the next year's Oscar show producer Brett Ratner.

He just finished directing Eddie in Tower Heist and thinks that the comedian is the ONLY man for the job.

Brett is scheduled to meet Academy President Tom Sherak this week and plans on letting the Academy know exactly who he wants to see on that stage next year.

An insider involved with the show, says:

"Nobody knows movies better or is a bigger cinephile than Eddie. Not Brett. Not even Quentin Tarantino. Eddie can quote scenes from every single movie word for word. He can bring all that experience to hosting. Plus he has Saturday Night Live experience before a live crowd. And worldwide the biggest crossover comedians are Will Smith and Eddie Murphy."

Seems like a good fit! We could totally get behind this idea.

What do U think of Eddie hosting the Oscars next year??

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12 comments to “Eddie Murphy In Talks To Host Next Year's Oscars”

  1. 1

    Ugh…NO, NO, NO! when are they going to learn….just give it back to billy crystal or steve martin / hugh jackman combo

  2. 2

    eddie murphy?! are you fucking kidding me? are their new target audience five-year-olds, or what…

  3. 3

    I actually think that's a GREAT idea. I think he'll be as great as Whoopi Goldberg because of his comic timing, and that makes for an ability to keep the audience alive a good while AFTER the joke is told. And that's a must since truth be told, The Oscars as a whole is usually boring as all hell.

  4. 4

    Re: jockatl – A combo? Ugh…NO, NO, NO! The beauty of Eddie Murphy's comedic skill is that with his "Saturday Night Live" experience we know he can be part of a combo, but he doesn't need it in order to FINALLY breathe some life into The Oscars.

  5. 5

    I love the idea…I miss Eddie Murphy almost as much as Richard Pryor. I look forward to a Entertaining Oscar's something we have lost somewhere along the years. One word "Axel".

  6. 6

    Eddie Murphy is hysterical and I've always wished he would go back to stand up. A lot of people forget he started out as a stand up comedian.That's where he shines best as far as I'm concerned. Raw is one of my all time favorite stand up comedy routines EVER! He'd make a great Oscar host. I like Billy Crystal too. Any one of them would be great.

  7. 7

    That would be amazing - Eddie is a perfect choice!

  8. 8

    Why not? Maybe he'd do great!

  9. 9

    Is He flipping the bird in this picture?

  10. 10

    did anyone else notice he is flipping the bird with his right hand??????

  11. 11

    Billy Crystal, please.

    Eddie might be alright. haven't seen him in much lately.

  12. 12

    Eddie agreed to host after learning that the Oscar Statue was modeled after a Tranny Prostitute.