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Eddie Murphy: Oscars Hosting Gig Confirmed

Eddie Murphy: Oscars Hosting Gig Confirmed

Eddie Murphy will host the 2012 Academy Awards, can confirm.

The 50-year-old comedian will team up with producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer for his first Oscars hosting gig!

“I am enormously honored to join the great list of past Academy Award hosts from Hope and Carson to Crystal, Martin and Goldberg, among others,” Eddie said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to working with Brett and Don on creating a show that is enjoyable for both the fans at home and for the audience at the Kodak Theatre as we all come together to celebrate and recognize the great film contributions and collaborations from the past year.”

The 84th Academy Awards will air on Sunday, February 26, 2012.

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  • Kimberley Walsh

    I wish Eddie Murphy would do movies for adults again like he used to and ceases doing children’s films. It would be sad and disappointing if he doesn’t.
    Everyone is ready to give up on him. He has alienated his fanbase for years and has seemingly gone out of his way to make lousy children’s movies, with only the occasional adult film once in a while.


    I hate this hasbeen, tranny-loving deadbeat dad.

  • QQQQ

    Gonna be just as AWFUL as it was this year.

  • http://ata slig o lambert ^_____^cute

    i dont like party oscar to be so boring

  • laverdadduele

    I don’t think it’s possible to be worse than last year’s train-wreck.

  • http://dededdde JUSTINA WOOW LOOK PEOPLE!!

  • sillyme

    Well, folks, get ready for lots of trashing of white folks, or should I say whitey.

  • Leesa

    Those are presenters for the EMMYs, not Oscars, Jared, dear.

  • missmendes

    cant stand this man…be missing the oscars next yea i guess

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  • Kala

    I never comment, but I just want to say and ask a question first of all the oscars is always boring so bringing in a little diversity despite his race will always be a good thing. Now to my question I just want to know why is is that just because he’s black that means he’s going to down the white race as whole? Lastly as a black woman who loves everyone race, creed and culture aside black people aren’t really concerned with white people in that way so you dont have to go on a tangent and think that he’d want to disrespect you in any manner.

  • Tina

    If he keeps it “raw” then this will be a success.

  • Marieme

    Double flippin’ YAY!!

    Cannot wait. I love Eddie! A whole generation has grown without seeing this man in action. Here he comes. I hope he blows everyone away! I know he will be great!

  • B

    Leesa is correct, these are the EMMY presenters not the Oscars.

  • HCE

    Surely there must be someone else.

  • LNC

    I agree. I’ll watch just to see what he will do.

  • Robert

    I’m guessing everyone here dissing Eddie are children who are unaware he’s one of the greatest stand up comics ever.

    and missmendes, how can you hate someone you don’t even know? moron.

    He will be funny. Just watch.

  • torrance

    oscars are so far away still.
    good choice, he is soo funny.

  • Courtney

    the Oscars are supposed to be about outstanding performances in Cinema not who is hosting. Mr Murphy better not screw this one up he swears to much in his comedy to translate well to an audience of film files. I’d rather have seen Robert Vaughn & Vanessa Redgrave host

  • So&So

    Good for Eddie! I hope he knocks it out and reignites his once STELLAR stand-up career.

    And all the people hating…please go back and watch those two cornball hammocks from last year and say Eddie won’t be better than them.

    Tabloid obsession got folks overlooking talent and it’s too bad…

  • julie

    i can’t wait to see eddie, he is very entertaining, good for them, i will be watching eddie, welcome back eddie.!!!!!

  • Karishma

    I love Eddie! A whole generation has grown without seeing this man in action. Here he comes. I hope he blows everyone away! I know he will be great!