I'm truly hoping that this is part of the resurgence of Eddie Murphy. After a decade of really bad movies, his new film Tower Heist actually looks funny. Now, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced that the 50-year old Murphy will host the 84th Annual Academy Awards. Airing on February 26, Brett Ratner who is co-producing the awards ceremony and Murphy's movie Tower Heist is said to have lobbied hard for the actor/comedian.
With Eddie Murphy as host, I might, for the first time, have to watch the entire show! Now, that's saying something.