Eddie Murphy Confirmed to Host the 84th Academy Awards

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

I’ve always loved Eddie Murphy – through good and bad. From Saturday Night Live to his many movies from Beverly Hills Cop, 24 Hrs, Nutty Professor, stand-up comedy, music and to his upcoming movie Tower Heist.

From music to standup to action, Eddie has entertained us on TV, movies and live on stage and got a 2006 Oscar nomination for “Dreamgirls” for a supporting actor role (see clip below).

We’re excited to see what he brings to the 84th Academy Awards show.


… from the official press release: Murphy began his career at the age of 15 as a stand-up comedian. In 1980, at the age of 19, he joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” becoming the show’s youngest cast member to that point, and bringing to life many of the show’s most memorable  characters. His 1983 album “Eddie Murphy: Comedian” won a Grammy Award for Best Comedy Recording. It included portions of his groundbreaking HBO special “Eddie Murphy Delirious.”  In 1987, “Eddie Murphy Raw” was theatrically released and went on to gross over $50 million. Murphy made his feature film debut in 1982 with the classic “48 Hrs.” and would go on to star in such box-office hits as “Beverly Hills Cop” and the “The Nutty Professor” and “Shrek” franchises. All told, movies in which he has performed have earned in excess of $7 billion worldwide during their theatrical releases.


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Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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