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Because you could literally smell James Franco‘s bong water and see all of Anne Hathaway‘s 96 teeth between every award last year, the Oscars have decided to get a new host for the 2012 telecast of the 84th Annual Academy Awards. But they’re still not finished making bad decisions yet, because they hired Brett Ratner to produce. Sorry. I’m not falling for the banana in the tailpipe. Radar Online reports:
Eddie Murphy is the top contender to host the 2012 Academy Awards, RadarOnline.com has learned. The surprise, out-of-the box idea comes from Brett Ratner who was brought in to co-produce the 2012 ceremony after the disastrous 2011 show hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway. Murphy, a previous Oscar nominee for Dreamgirls, was once the sharpest stand-up comic in the country. It’s those skills that might make him the perfect choice, Ratner believes. The Beverly Hills Cop star, 50, has a close relationship with Ratner. Murphy and Ben Stiller star in the Ratner-directed Tower Heist, opening in November. Although it is not a done deal, Murphy, a known lover of the Oscars and all other things movie related, is said to be extremely interested and is considering the opportunity. “He has Saturday Night Live experience in front of a live crowd. And worldwide, the biggest crossover comedians are Will Smith and Eddie Murphy,” an insider told Deadline.com.
Man, this sounds great. A night to recognize excellence in the film industry produced by the guy who directed Rush Hour and hosted by the empty shell of what used to be Eddie Murphy. Because who better to introduce Colin Firth and Melissa Leo than the donkey from Shrek? Seems like the perfect choice to me.