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With Eddie Murphy out of the Oscars, who should host?

November 9, 2011 | 12:12 pm

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With Eddie Murphy bowing out of Oscar hosting duties, the scramble is on for a new emcee.

Should the Motion Picture Academy go for a veteran, like Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen DeGeneres or Steve Martin? Or try some fresh blood?

No one seems eager for last year's pair, James Franco and Anne Hathaway, to return. But with the Feb. 26 show rapidly approaching, the academy is going to have to make a quick decision.

Whom do you want to see as Oscar host? Tell us in the poll below, or leave a comment.


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Photo: Billy Crystal hosting the Oscars in 2000. Credit: Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times