Next week, Brett Ratner is supposed to tell the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences who he wants to host the Oscars. (Remember how he's producing the Academy Awards now?) And, at least according to Deadline, he's planning to suggest Eddie Murphy. Of course, a suggestion is just a suggestion Ratner has a co-producer, Don Mischer, who is said to be talking to some "big names" of his own. Murphy's name didn't just come out of thin air; the comedian is starring in Ratner's November 4 Tower Heist. One Deadline source said Murphy was "showing interest," while another put it much more strongly, calling Murphy's attitude toward the Oscars "worship": “Nobody knows movies better or is a bigger cinephile than Eddie. Not Brett. Not even Quentin Tarantino. Eddie can quote scenes from every single movie word for word ... He can bring all that experience to hosting." Meanwhile, others are saying that while Murphy might end up getting the gig, he might have to share it: Veteran Billy Crystal is said to be interested in getting involved in the 84th incarnation of the awards, possibly as a co-host. [Deadline]
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