Steering clear of controversy while struggling to bring three-plus hour' worth of laughs makes hosting the Oscars a notoriously tough gig. It can definitely seem like more of a burden than an honor, which is why we can sympathize with James Franco’s suspected backstage blazing. Anne Hathaway, on the other hand, seemed to be on some sort of uppers—hey, whatever works.

However, watching Eddie Murphy unleash several hours of live, PC material would just feel wrong, particularly when his unapologetically offensive comedy made him the star that he is. Well, just because his material has to be tame doesn’t mean the same need go for his outfit. We can’t think of a better way to kick off the ceremony than watching Eddie take the stage in that iconic red leather outfit from Delirious. While the jokes might be “meh,” that suit will speak volumes. 

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