SO KNOW WE KNOW. THE ARE CHASING THE BLACK VIEWER. THEY WILL CERTAINLY NOT GET THE GAY VIEWER WATCHING THAT UNFUNNY HOMOPHOBIC PRICK. AND AFTER LAST YEAR THIS WILL JUST MEAN EVEN LESS VIEWERS. THE OSCARS HAVE OFFICIALLY JUMPED THE SHARK….
Oscar nominee Eddie Murphy will host the 84th Academy Awards Feb. 26, 2012, telecast producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer announced Sept. 6. This will mark Murphy’s first hosting stint on the Oscars.
“Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever,” said Ratner in a statement. “With his love of movies, history of crafting unforgettable characters and his iconic performances – especially on stage – I know he will bring excitement, spontaneity and tremendous heart to the show Don and I want to produce in February.”
Mischer added, “Eddie is a truly ground-breaking performer, whose amazingly diverse array of roles has won him a devoted audience of all ages. His quick wit and charisma will serve him very well as Oscar host.”
“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.”