According to reports, Oscar producer Brett Ratner and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will have a meeting on Tuesday and Murphy is the only host in mind for Ratner. Murphy's hosting gig is not a done deal yet but with the backing of the producer he might get the job.
It was also reported that many actors have approached the other producers and have expressed their interest in hosting.
Eddie Murphy's film credits include "Beverly Hills Cop," "Trading Places" and "The Nutty Professor." He has been nominated as a supporting actor for the 2006 film Dream Girls.