From Entertainment Weekly:
Ever since he broke out as a young comedian on Saturday Night Live in the early 1980s, we’ve been privvy to the two sides of Eddie Murphy: There’s the family-friendly Eddie, who gifted physical comedy to audiences of all ages in films like The Nutty Professor, Dr. Doolittle, and Shrek; and then there’s raw Eddie, who showed us his expletive-loving self in the likes of 48 Hours, Beverly Hills Cop, and, well, Raw.
But as many are debating on our message boards, which Eddie will he break out on Oscar night? As EW previously reported, Murphy has been confirmed as the host of the 84th Annual Academy Awards. And, like we felt last year when James Franco and Anne Hathaway were announced as emcees, we’re not sure what to expect from his hosting duties. (Of course, the answer is probably a bit more clear-cut than a ceremony headed by the stoner dude from Pineapple Express and The Princess Diaries girl.)
We’re talking about a ceremony with a history of both playing it safe (Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres) and spicing things up (Chris Rock, David Letterman, Jon Stewart). Which side will Murphy favor? Or, the better question is: Which side should Murphy favor?’
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