UPDATE: Eddie Murphy is confirmed as Oscar host, per a press release from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
"I am enormously honored to join the great list of past Academy Award hosts from Hope and Carson to Crystal, Martin and Goldberg, among others," said Murphy. "I'm looking forward to working with Brett and Don on creating a show that is enjoyable for both the fans at home and for the audience at the Kodak Theatre as we all come together to celebrate and recognize the great film contributions and collaborations from the past year."
Read the full release here.

EARLIER: After a good deal of hinting over this past weekend, Deadline is now reporting that Eddie Murphy has officially signed on to host the 2012 Academy Awards. We're still waiting on an official statement from the Academy to confirm the rumor, so keep checking back for the latest updates.

So how do you think Murphy will do as an Oscar host?

[via Deadline]

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