The President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Tom Sherak made the announcement today. In a press release, Sherak said . “I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing his creative partner, Brett Ratner, and we all wish him well,”
According to http://www.oscars.org, Murphy has said, “First and foremost I want to say that I completely understand and support each party’s decision with regard to a change of producers for this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. 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.”
I was looking forward to seeing Eddie Murphy host the show. I was hoping there would be some real wit and fun about the show.
What will the Academy do now? Who will they choose as host? Will they bring back Hugh Jackman (he did a great job)? What about a funny girl like Tina Fey and/or Kristen Wiig? I’m sure an announcement will be made soon.
The 84th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday 26 February 2012.