Sweet Treat: Eddie Murphy to host Oscars
And the new Oscar host award goes to….EDDIE MURPHY!
Eddie Murphy has been tapped to host the 84th annual Academy Awards this year, and the funny man could not be happier!
“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,” said Murphy. “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.”
I think this is a good move not only for the Oscars, but for Eddie as well. Award shows tend to be boring, and I think that having a funny comedian like him will add some flavor to an otherwise stale 2 hours worth of television.