Hollywood comedy legend Eddie Murphy has revealed that he is honoured to add his name to the list of greats who have hosted the Oscars. Eddie was rumoured to be hosting the Academy Awards earlier this week and has now been officially confirmed.
Murphy 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 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.”
Eddie Murphy has never actually won an Oscar but he was nominated in 2007 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Dreamgirls. Eddie has a lot of experience on the big stage and his comedic talent is sure to shine through. It is definitely a statement of intent after the shambles of last years awards.