Actor & comedy legend Eddie Murphy just scored himself a new gig — host of the 84th Academy Awards — and we gotta admit, we love the idea!
Murphy seems plenty excited too!
In a statement, the star said:
“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. I’m looking forward to working with Brett and Don (Ratner & Mischer, co-producers) 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.”
One thing is for sure, Murphy has to be better than last year’s hosts Anne Hathaway & James Franco who received tons of criticism for their lackluster performance. The show airs on February 26, 2012 on ABC.
Tell us! Do you think Murphy is a good choice for Oscar 2012?