Eddie Murphy to host 2012 Oscars

“This is very much a family show”

It's official! Fast-talking comedian Eddie Murphy will compere the 2012 Oscar ceremony on 26 February. 
Confirmation came from the show's producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer.
Don't expect the F-bombs of Beverly Hills Cop, though. Both producers say the show will remain family-friendly.
"This guy was in Shrek," Ratner told USA Today. "He's done family movies for the past 10 years. He's done Oprah." 
"He's very smart and knows this is very much of a family type of show," added Mischer. 
“I am enormously honoured to join the great list of past Academy Award hosts from Hope and Carson to Crystal, Martin and Goldberg, among others,” Murphy said.
Anne Hathaway and James Franco hosted the 2011 show.

Can we expect some sass from Murphy on the night, even if it is family friendly? Or will the 2012 Oscars be a squeaky clean affair? Tell us your verdict below!


    • joker16

      Sep 7th 2011, 4:12

      And you thought the 2011 Academy Awards were bad.........

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    • Hadouken76

      Sep 7th 2011, 9:13

      "He 's done Oprah" ... way to ruin my cornflakes...

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    • trist808

      Sep 7th 2011, 11:12

      Well, let's face it ... who hasn't? She loves it in the cake-hole ;)

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 7th 2011, 16:57

      What family sits around and watches the Oscar's ?

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    • Siban1982

      Sep 9th 2011, 17:23

      I think if he's able to improvise a little bit rather than stick to a horrible script all the time it'll be great. I think the Oscars need a legendary comedian/ actor not some famous people at the start of their career. It'll certainly be a hundred percent better than Hathaway and Franco's totally s**t 4 hour game of musical statues. That was just cringe worthy. Hoping Murphy will get his singing shoes on and "James-Brown-it-up" a bit too!

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