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So Is This Basically a Preview of the Academy Awards?

So Is This Basically a Preview of the Academy Awards?

I’m sorry, but Eddie Murphy?? This would have been an inspired choice in 1997 or, more over, 1987. Now it just seems kind of desperate (and reeking of simply promoting Oscar producer Brett Ratner’s Murphy vehicle “Tower Heist”). Eddie’s also not that funny when he’s not being dirty, and clearly the Oscars can’t be “Delirious” or “Raw.” But hey, the bar’s been set pretty low thanks to Anne & James, so maybe a variation of the clip below won’t make for the worst Oscars ever:

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