|Eddie Murphy and Producer Brett Ratner|
Eddie Murphy will be hosting this years Academy Awards. Brett Ratner the Producer of this year's Oscars pushed hard for Murphy. They both just wrapped up working on a film together and clearly Ratner is a huge fan of Eddie Murphy. It will also be great promotion for their movie. Hosting is really a job for a comedian rather than actors as we found out the hard way last year. Although Murphy has not been on a live stage in awhile, I am cautiously optimistic.