Eddie Murphy will be the Oscars 2012 host and already everyone has an opinion about the celebrity dad taking on the gig.
Is Eddie Murphy a good choice as host for the Academy Awards?
Murphy said in a statement: “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 [producers] Brett [Ratner] and Don [Mischer] 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.”
Ratner, who directed Murphy in the upcoming film “Tower Heist,” added, “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.”
I’m pretty excited to see what Eddie Murphy will do as Oscars host. He’s a comedy veteran and pretty fearless, plus he’s awesome with impersonations.
I grew up watching Eddie Murphy on SNL, went on a date to see his stand-up film “Raw” in high school (yeah, not so much of a date movie!) and my kids love him in Daddy Day Care and Shrek… so personally, he’s served me well and I’ve gotten a lot of mileage out of Murphy’s career.
I think this kid’s got a bright future.