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Eddie Murphy to host of Oscars 2012 – An official announcement

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Eddie Murphy, the alleged front-runner as the host of Oscars 2012, has been officially announced as the host of 84th Annual Academy Awards.The Hollywood comedy star, Eddie Murphy will now officially host the 84th Academy Awards on February 26, 2012 on Sunday. He was also praised by the event producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer, as a comedic genius. This would be the first time for ‘The Beverly Hills Cop’ star, hosting the prestigious Oscars. James Franco and Anne Hathaway were the hosts of 83rd Academy Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science has officially announced about Eddie hosting the show.

Eddie Murphy, 50 said that, he is enormously honored, to join the list of the past Annual Academy Award hosts. He also added that, he is looking forward with Ratner and Mischer, in creating a fun and enjoying show for the fans and the audience at the Kodak Theater. He was also nominated for an Oscar in the year 2006, for the role in ‘Dreamgirls’, but did not succeed. Brett Ratner, one of the event producers said that, Eddie will bring the excitement, spontaneity and tremendous heart to the show, with his love of movies, history of playing unforgettable characters and iconic performances. Don Mischer, another producer of the event quoted that, his quick intellectual humor and charisma will help him well as an Oscar host.

As per the reports, Ratner revealed that, Murphy made the decision to be on board to host the Oscars 2012, over the holiday weekend. He also replied about co-host saying that, he would not have anyone sharing the stage with Eddie Murphy and added that, it would be fine, if there would have been other choices. Let’s wish Eddie Murphy good luck, on performing the duty of a host at 84th Annual Academy Awards.

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