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Eddie Murphy confirmed as 2012 Oscars host

          American stand up comedian,actor and director ,Eddy Murphy has been confirmed as 2012 Oscars host .
     Telecast producers Brett Ratner and Don Mischer made the official announcement on Tuesday just days after the Rush Hour director made it clear that the funnyman was his first choice to host the 84th annual awards show in February.
     Ratner says, “Eddie is a comedic genius, one of the greatest and most influential live performers ever. With his love of movies, history of crafting unforgettable characters and his iconic performances – especially on stage – I know he will bring excitement, spontaneity and tremendous heart to the show Don and I want to produce in February.”
      Murphy adds, “I am enormously honored to join the great list of past Academy Award hosts from (Bob) Hope and (Johnny) Carson to (Billy) Crystal, (Steve) Martin and (Whoopi) Goldberg, among others.”
Murphy has never won an Oscar but he was nominated in 2006 for his supporting role in Dreamgirls.