07 Sep '11, 12am

Eddie Murphy selected to host 84th annual Academy Awards

Eddie Murphy selected to host 84th annual Academy Awards

The actor and comedian, Eddie Murphy (above), will host the 84th annual Academy Awards. -- PHOTO: REUTERS LOS ANGELES (AP) - Eddie Murphy is hosting the Oscars. The actor and comedian will host the 84th annual Academy Awards, producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer said on Tuesday. Mr Ratner called the 50-year-old entertainer 'a comedic genius; one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever.' '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,' Mr Ratner said. Mr Mischer called Murphy 'a truly groundbreaking performer' whose 'quick wit and charisma will serve him very well as Oscar host.' This will be Murphy's first time hosting the Academy Awards. He said in a statement on ...

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