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Eddie Murphy is Not Nervous About Hosting The Oscars

by Vanessa Martinez
October 24, 2011 2:57 AM
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Eddie Murphy talked a little bit about his Academy Awards hosting gig early next year during a press conference for his upcoming comedy thriller Tower Heist. The actor says, "I'm looking forward to doing it and I promise I'll stay there all night, Oscars is a fun thing to do. I don't feel the pressure. I get to introduce people and stand up straight. Maybe I'll be in a couple silly sketches or something."

According to the report by HitFlix, Murphy, who hasn't hosted an awards program since the 1985 MTV Video Music Awards, says he hasn't started working on any new material because "no ones got nominated yet."

I'm eagerly anticipating next year's show more so than I have in the past few years for several reasons, Murphy being one of them. The 84th Academy Awards will air Feb. 26, 2012 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.

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4 Comments

  • Ash | October 26, 2011 1:26 AMReply

    Woo hoo! Looking forward to it, but his brash confidence like he's already "got it in the bag" is making me nervous that he'll be bad.

  • Jug | October 24, 2011 9:38 AMReply

    I wonder why I read so much stuff about people wishing him to fail? This is Eddie Murphy man. Beverly Hills Cop was on the other day & I had forgotten just how fucking funny he is in a movie.

    Why can't he be hosting? I"m pulling for my man all day errday!

  • Neziah | October 24, 2011 3:37 AMReply

    This is going to be the first time I've sat through the Oscars in a while.

  • Mark Buffalo | October 24, 2011 3:10 AMReply

    I really hope he ceases doing children's movies once and for all.

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