It's Official: Eddie Murphy Hosting 2012 Oscars

Well, there you have it: Co-producer Brett Ratner asked, his Tower Heist star Eddie Murphy accepted, and the Academy today gave its official blessing for the comic/actor to host the 84th Academy Awards next February.

I think I've gone about as deep on this matter as I can possibly go; feel free to continue that discussion as you like or or start anew with your excitement/disappointment/bemusement/bafflement/you name it in the comments. More to come in the weeks and months ahead, no doubt -- can't wait to see how he falls out with Bruce Vilanch!

[via Deadline]