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Saturday 21 October 2017

Murphy feeling Oscars pressure

Eddie Murphy is to host the 84th Annual Academy Awards next year
Eddie Murphy is to host the 84th Annual Academy Awards next year

Eddie Murphy is already feeling the pressure about hosting the Academy Awards - despite having four months to go.

At the premiere of his new comedy film Tower Heist he said he is "excited" about the job but "hoping not to drop the ball".

The film's director, Brett Ratner, is also producing the Academy Awards and approached Eddie with the idea of hosting.

On the comic's to-do list between now and then is to watch some movies.

"What's the front-runner? Who knows?" he asked on the red carpet.

Eddie was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2007 for his performance in Dreamgirls but lost to Alan Arkin.

The 84th Annual Academy Awards take place on February 26 next year.

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