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Poll results: Cheers for Eddie Murphy as Oscar host

September 6, 2011 |  1:00 pm

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The choice of Eddie Murphy as Oscar host gets strong approval in the Awards Tracker poll that went up earlier today. About 64% of respondents said they believe he is a great selection, or at least a satisfactory one, while only 17% (551 votes out of 3,055) replied "Noooooo way."

Nearly half of respondents -- 48% (1,492 votes) –- say Murphy is a "fantastic" choice. Slightly more than 15% (478 votes) say he's an "OK" selection. Other poll options: "Maybe. Let's see if someone comes up with a better idea" (13%) and "I don't feel strongly about Murphy one way or the other" (5%).

Sample reader comments in reply to the poll:

Cari Kotcher: "Yes! No brainer!"

Cliffor Correll: "If Eddie Murphy or Billy Crystal host it's sure to be funny!"

Craig Ballard: "Too bad he wasn't cast to host it during the apex of his career. Regardless, he couldn't be worse than any of his predecessors."

Ray Zirkle: "Eddie Murphy stopped being funny in a 'live' situation 20 years ago. If it was the Eddie from 'SNL' or 'Beverly Hills Cop' then."

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-- Tom O'Neil

Photo: Eddie Murphy in "Dreamgirls." Credit: DreamWorks

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