Eddie Murphy In Talks To Host Next Year’s Academy Awards
Whether it’s romantic comedies, thrillers or period pieces, I really love movies, but I think the annual Academy Awards show, which recognizes excellence of professionals in the film industry, is the biggest snore on television, but Eddie Murphy could change that. Reportedly, the legendary actor/comedian is rumored to be a front-runner to host next year’s show. According to Deadline, Eddie is Brett Ratner’s (the Academy Award telecast director—Eddie is one of the stars in Brett’s latest film, Tower Heist) top choice for the hosting role, and a source revealed:
“Nobody knows movies better or is a bigger cinephile than Eddie. Not Brett. Not even Quentin Tarantino. Eddie can quote scenes from every single movie word for word. He can bring all that experience to hosting. Plus he has Saturday Night Live experience before a live crowd. And worldwide, the biggest crossover comedians are Will Smith and Eddie Murphy.”
I so hope this happens. Eddie is hilarious and will add some much needed flavor to the show.