It's confirmed! Actor and comedian Eddie Murphy will be hosting the 2012 Oscars. This will be the 84th year of the prestigious award show will be held in Los Angeles at the Kodak Theater and will air on February 26th on ABCEddie is an Oscar nominee and expressed his heartfelt appreciation of being asked to host by stating:

“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. 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.”

There are many contenders to win awards this year, like George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightly, Glenn Close, and possibly Jennifer Garner.

Who is your favorite Oscar winner or nominee? What actor or actress would you like to see win?

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