When you think Oscar host do you think Eddie Murphy? Whether you do or not, Eddie is apparently the front-runner to host the 2012 Oscar Awards.
Deadline has the exclusive that a meeting with Oscar producer Brett Ratner and the Academy president Tom Sherak will take place and Brett will be recommending only one name as host for the 84th Oscar Awards: Eddie Murphy.
The 50 year old comedian and actor hasn’t been seen in a lot of things recently but is going to be starring in Brett Ratner’s Tower Heist with Ben Stiller that is set to open November 4 and is receiving very promising buzz to be very funny.
However another name has been batted around recently and that is none other than Billy Crystal who does an amazing job at hosting the Oscars and has shown interest in hosting this year’s. Word is that he will be incorporated into the show somehow but with Eddie Murphy doing the main hosting. If you ever watched Eddie Murphy on SNL or any of his other films (Beverly Hills Cop, Trading Places, 48 Hours and the list goes on) you know he is very gifted.
What do you think of Eddie Murphy as your Oscar host? The 84th Annual Oscars will take place February 26, 2012.