September 22, 2011
Steve Martin, who co-hosted the Oscars in 2010 with Alec Baldwin, posted an open advice letter to the 2012 host Eddie Murphy on SteveMartin.com on Tuesday. In the letter, he gave various tips on how to be a great Academy Awards host. Here is Martin's complete letter:
Eddie, since you and I are old friends, and I sincerely thought you deserved an Oscar nomination for BOWFINGER, the movie we did together that stands alone in comedy history, from which we got no credit or acknowledgement except large paychecks and drivers and any type of food we wanted delivered to us every day in our really nice trailers, I wish you all the best on your Oscar hosting gig.
P.S.: The chat between co-presenters is absolutely spontaneous! Hard to believe but IT'S TRUE!"
Murphy will host the Academy Awards on February 26, 2012.
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- Allison Weaver, ChaCha Movies & Television