I think the Academy Awards should have this kind of drama every year. The past few days have been way more exciting then the show could ever hope to be. Usually the Academy just picks a producer who nobody has ever heard of and at some point some safe, non offensive actor or actress is asked to host the most boring four hours on television. This year though we had a full on scandal. Well, scandal in the minds of the elderly people that run the event and probably had no idea who Brett Ratner was, but knew he was their best shot at getting Eddie Murphy. It kind of sucks that Eddie is not going to host, but with Billy Crystal hosting, people who have heard the name but have no idea who he is anymore can see him in action. This will be his ninth time hosting the show, but his first since 2004.