Eddie Murphy Still Wants To Host Oscars!

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Eddie Murphy was all set to host the Oscars this year and then his director/friend, Brett Ratner dropped out from producing the show. Now Eddie says that he still wants a chance at hosting the Oscars one day! I think he would be great at it!

“It’s still something that I would like to do one day, because all the best comics have done it,” Eddie told Access Hollywood on Wednesday. “It’s one of the few things I haven’t done in my 35 years in this business, so I would like to have that be part of my resume as well.”

“I thought Billy did a wonderful job. Billy’s done it so many times, he can’t not do a good job,” Eddie told Shaun. “He’s really solid at that.”

“The other award shows — the Grammys and the American Music Awards — all those music shows, they pop. So there’s no reason why the Oscars can’t pop too. You’ve got 10 songs that are up for Song of the Year, so you should have killer musical performances and so the show should be moving and Brett had all these ideas about it,” Eddie explained. “He was really gonna direct the Oscars… When he finished telling me about it, [I] was like, ‘Yeah! Let’s do it!’ and that’s what I got excited about doing – like a hipper, faster, choppier version of the show.”

Billy Crystal took over as Host when Eddie stepped down amid the controversy that Brett Ratner had went on a homophobic rant.

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