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Eddie Murphy: Oscars Hosting Gig Confirmed

Eddie Murphy: Oscars Hosting Gig Confirmed

Eddie Murphy will host the 2012 Academy Awards, JustJared.com 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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