It’s kind of hard to believe he hasn’t hosted before but it’s true, for the first time ever Eddie Murphy will host the Academy Awards.  The shows producer’s announced the news today saying the 50 year old comedian is a comedic genius.  Eddie was nominated for an Oscar in 2006 for his supporting role in “Dreamgirls” (I love him as Donkey in Shrek).  Murphy is said to be honored to take on the role of host.  I’m an Eddie Murphy fan and think this is a great choice for the Oscar’s.