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Eddie Murphy Not Pushing Through With The 2012 Oscars


Eddie Murphy Not Pushing Through With The 2012 Oscars – Eddie Murphy quits as host of the 2012 Oscar ceremony which is due to be held in February. The comedian has decided after the resignation of producer Brett Ratner.

The producer used a derogatory term in public. HE used “fags” during a question and answer session about his latest film Tower Heist. He recruited the actor to be the Oscar’s next host when he was hired as producer of the 2012 awards ceremony.

According to Academy President Tom Sherak: “Brian Grazer is a renowned filmmaker who over the past 25 years has produced a diverse and extraordinary body of work.” He added: “He will certainly bring his tremendous talent, creativity and relationships to the Oscars.”

Meanwhile, no replacement has been announced yet for Murphy. Some correspondents suggest that the comedian’s resignation could be a setback for the Academy Awards. Since in the recent years, the ceremony has been declining TV ratings and is competing with the rise of newer awards ceremonies, which are more appealing to younger audiences.

Having Murphy to host for the 2012 ceremony marked a return to the traditional, well-tried formula of a comedian host. One very successful ceremony was hosted by Bob Hope, Johnny Carson and Billy Crystal.

The comedian said: ”I was truly looking forward to being a part of the show that our production team and writers were just starting to develop, but I’m sure that the new production team and host will do an equally great job.”

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