Hugh Jackman To Host Oscars
Sexiest Man Alive Hugh Jackman will host the 81st annual Academy Awards ceremony from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb. 22.
Producer Laurence Mark and Executive Producer Bill Condon announced in a joint statement, “Hugh Jackman is a consummate entertainer and an internationally renowned movie star. He also has style, elegance and a sense of occasion. Hugh is the ideal choice to host a celebration of the year’s movies – and to have fun doing it.”
Hugh, 40, won an Emmy in 2005 for hosting the 2004′s Tony Awards. He also took the Broadway stage in The Boy from Oz in 2003.
Let’s hope the opening is a fantastical musical number!
UPDATE: Australia star Hugh Jackman responds in a statement, “Thirty years ago when I was in Sydney watching Johnny Carson host the Oscars with my family, I never imagined that I’d one day have the chance to be up on that stage myself! I am very grateful to the Academy for giving me this opportunity. And, excited to be working with Larry and Bill on what I know will be a fun and memorable celebration.”