Confirmed: Eddie Murphy To Host The Oscars
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A few days ago it was reported that Brett Ratner, who was chosen to produce the 84th annual Academy Awards along with Don Mischer, wanted Eddie Murphy to host this year’s Oscars. At the time, it was just Ratner’s choice for the job and multiple other candidates were said to be possibles, but now it’s a much more official selection.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts Sciences made the announcement earlier today, confirming that Ratner’s choice was the one they liked best for the job. It’s no secret that the organization has been attempting to appeal to younger audiences the last few years, and obviously they’re hoping that the classic Eddie Murpy humor will shine brightly when the awards air on February 26, 2012.

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Brett Ratner Chooses Eddie Murphy To Host Oscars; Billy Crystal Will Be Involved
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Deadline has learned that when Brett Ratner, the director of such titles as X–Men: The Last Stand, Red Dragon, and all three Rush Hour flicks, meets with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences this Tuesday to discuss who he thinks would be a good choice to host the 84th annual Academy Awards, he’s going to push for Eddie Murphy. Ratner was chosen by the Academy in early August to produce the ceremony along with Don Mischer.

This doesn’t mean that Murphy is hosting for sure yet””only that his name will be in the mix with whomever Mischer also suggests. According to sources, Mischer has a plethora of “big names” interested in hosting that he’s talking to.

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To Produce 84th Oscars Ceremony, The Academy Chooses … ‘Rush Hour’ Director Brett Ratner?!
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No, ladies and gentlemen, that is not an inaccurate headline.

Tom Sherak, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President, has chosen Don Mischer and Brett Ratner to producer their 84th Academy Awards telecast. Mischer produced last year, but this will, obviously, be the first time that Ratner will have taken on the job. Ratner, of course, is best known as the director behind the Rush Hour movies, Red Dragon, and X–Men: The Last Stand.

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