Eddie Murphy to Host 2012 Academy Awards

After rumors were swirling yesterday that Eddie Murphy would be named as the host for next year's Oscars telecast, confirmation has come today that the comedian will in fact emcee the prestigious film event.

Murphy joins a rather distinguished list of former hosts, including Billy Crystal, Richard Pryor, Carol Burnett, Jimmy Stewart, and John Huston, as well as fellow Saturday Night Live alums like Chris Rock and Chevy Chase. Last year's ceremony, which paired Anne Hathaway with James Franco, received abysmal reviews, though the technical aspects of the show received multiple Emmy nominations. Read More...


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