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November 9, 2011

Brian Grazer Steps Up to Replace Brett Ratner as Oscar Producer.  Next Question: Now Who Should Replace Eddie Murphy as Host?

Brian Grazer Steps Up to Replace Brett Ratner as Oscar Producer. Next Question: Now Who Should Replace Eddie Murphy as Host?

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[Breaking: The Academy has just announced that Brian Grazer has been chosen to produce the 84th Academy Awards with Don Mischer. This will be Grazer's first outing as Oscar producer.] I was just talking with the AP’s David Germain and the question of who should host the Oscars came up. He asked what my choices were – I ran down my usual, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Colbert, Oprah. I am also…

Breaking: Eddie Murphy Exits as Host of 84th Academy Awards

Breaking: Eddie Murphy Exits as Host of 84th Academy Awards

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Whoa. Does this mean Eddie Murphy hates rehearsing too, or…? Beverly Hills, CA – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announced that Eddie Murphy has withdrawn as host of the 84th Academy Awards. “I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing his creative partner, Brett Ratner, and we all wish him well,” said Sherak.

Oscar Bits and Bites

Oscar Bits and Bites

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One of the smartest things someone ever did was put Mark Harris in front an Oscar blog to write up the season. Like Damien Bona, Harris’ writing on the Oscars combines both a knowledge of the awards themselves, with a passion for the topic. That makes him a compelling read and a bit of a force to be reckoned with. I mean, let’s face it, he’s not exactly the train…

For Your Consideration: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

For Your Consideration: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Warner Brothers launches its FYC campaign for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 with this uplifting Oscar trailer brimming with reminders of the lavish praise it got from critics. (thanks to Twitter pal, Brandon Powell, @Arnian)