It’s been recently reported from various sources in Tinsel Town that Oscar ceremony producers Don Mischer and Brett Ratner are considering award winning actor and comedian Eddie Murphy to host next year’s Oscar ceremony. Of course, it has not been made official.
Although Murphy is the second highest grossing actor in America today, he is well known for being publicity shy, and so for this reason alone, the news of him even being considered to host the Oscars has prompted much surprise. Add to this the fact that he hasn’t performed or appeared on stage at all in the last twenty years.
But nevertheless, Murphy is still not short on confidence in front of a crowd. He made his name in stand-up comedy. His quick-witted, bold and often racy humor may make him the perfect host material, along with his charm and charisma, which he possesses an abundance of. He has a remarkable ability to quickly win over and warm a crowd to him, so there are strong reasons for his being considered.
It’s easy to see why Ratner would offer him the hosting position as Murphy is currently already starring in Ratner’s comedy crime drama Tower Heist, which is slated for a November 4th release on the big screen. Tower Heist also Stars Alan Alda, Casey Affleck, Matthew Broderick and Ben Stiller. Murphy would of course need to accept the invitation.
The Oscar ceremony is on February 26th next year.
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