Official: EDDIE MURPHY To Host 2012 OSCARS Ceremony!

By on 6 September, 2011


 

Oscar® nominee Eddie Murphy has been chosen will host next year’s Academy Awards show, on Sunday, 26th February 2012 – telecast producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer confirmed today! This will be the first time Murphy has hosted the ceremony.

 

Speaking of the decision to offer the gig to the comic actor, Ratner said:

“Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever.

“With his love of movies, history of crafting unforgettable characters and his iconic performances – especially on stage – I know he will bring excitement, spontaneity and tremendous heart to the show Don and I want to produce in February.”
 

Mischer echoed the sentiments by adding:

“Eddie is a truly ground-breaking performer, whose amazingly diverse array of roles has won him a devoted audience of all ages. His quick wit and charisma will serve him very well as Oscar host.”
 

Murphy was obviously over-joyed with this high-profile signing, as he states:

“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.

“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.”

 

Beginning his career as a stand-up comedian at the age of 15, Murphy eventually became the youngest cast member of hit show ‘Saturday Night Live‘, when he joined the line-up at the age of 19. His 1983 album Eddie Murphy: Comedian won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording, and it featured clips from his groundbreaking HBO special ‘Eddie Murphy Delirious‘.

1982 saw Murphy‘s movie debut when he starred in the classic ‘48 Hrs‘, and other famous big screen appearances followed – including box-office hits such as ‘Beverly Hills Cop‘ and the ‘The Nutty Professor‘ and ‘Shrek‘ franchises.
 

Murphy earned an Oscar nom in 2006 for his supporting role in ‘Dreamgirls‘.

 


 


 

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