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Brian Grazer replaces Brett Ratner as Oscar producer

11.09.2011
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First Brett Ratner is gone, then Eddie Murphy, and the Acadamy Awards was stuck without a production team or star a mere three months before the show is set to air. 

But they must be working furiously behind the scenes to get things on track. Deadline is reporting that Brian Grazer was offered and has accepted to produce the 84th Academy Awards. 

Grazer seems a much better choice for the event, as he's an Oscar-winner himself (for A BEAUTIFUL MIND), and an actual respected filmmaker instead of, y'know, the guy who made the RUSH HOUR flicks and gushed about actresses he banged. 

Grazer of course has ties to the former cast and crew of the Oscars as he produced TOWER HEIST, as well as older Eddie Murphy flicks like THE NUTTY PROFESSOR and BOOMERANG. Apparently the Academy still wants Murphy to host, and has asked Grazer to use his relationship to convince the actor and former comedian to come back in. Grazer is reportedly calling up people he knows as well as the top agencies to see who's available. 

But honestly, we all know that The Muppets should host

More on this turn of events as we hear it!

Source: Deadline

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6:02PM on 11/10/2011
seriously, brian grazer has the weirdest hair for a man his age. it's the haircut of a 90's punk/skater kid
seriously, brian grazer has the weirdest hair for a man his age. it's the haircut of a 90's punk/skater kid
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1:26AM on 11/10/2011

I have a feeling

That Eddie Murphy will decide to host after all is said and done. He and Brian Grazer are long time friends. He's produced 4 of Eddies movies, including Tower Heist and the Nutty Professor movies. It can't be a coincidence that the Academy chose him to produce. I think they know Eddie is the key to huge ratings this year.
That Eddie Murphy will decide to host after all is said and done. He and Brian Grazer are long time friends. He's produced 4 of Eddies movies, including Tower Heist and the Nutty Professor movies. It can't be a coincidence that the Academy chose him to produce. I think they know Eddie is the key to huge ratings this year.
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10:34PM on 11/09/2011
Seriously, can they just throw in the towel and call Billy Crystal?
Seriously, can they just throw in the towel and call Billy Crystal?
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9:17PM on 11/09/2011
Will Ron Howard host ?
Will Ron Howard host ?
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7:37PM on 11/09/2011

my pick

Tom Hanks is classy, funny and he owes them a favour or two.
Tom Hanks is classy, funny and he owes them a favour or two.
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