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Hugh Jackman: First Oscars Promo Pic!

Hugh Jackman: First Oscars Promo Pic!

Scope out the very first promo pic of Hugh Jackman, who will host the 2009 Oscars in less than two weeks.

Although he has previously been a presenter, this will be the 40-year-old Aussie actor’s first time center stage at the Oscar show. However, Hugh has hosted the Tony Awards three times already.

The 81st Academy Awards will air on ABC @ 8PM on Sunday, February 22 from the the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.

Jon Stewart hosted the ceremony last year.

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  • mike

    cannot wait!!!

  • shenanyginz


  • oooooo

    F***K YEAHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Anon

    OMG. I cannot get over how hot he is. And wearing a tux he is entirely too hot.

  • ra

    OHMYGAWD. Hugh in a tux is gonna be the death of me! He is going to be a fantastic host.

  • Vee

    He’s hot!!!–but dignified! What a combo!


    hugh is a great guy, but I don’t know how well his humor could be, like the previous hosts, billy crystal is one of oscar’s best host

  • palvasha


  • Jason

    I hope that someday Ellen Degeneres will be an Oscar’s Night host again :)))

  • ruth

    if they dont make him the next James Bond after this pic then there is something wrong in the world. He would be an awesome James Bond!

  • gerard Vandenberg

    I KNEW IT!!
    (a secret “NIECE”, folks)

  • raquel warburton

    OMG! He looks so dashing and handsome there.
    Of course he always does : )

  • Dee

    He could dress up in a paper bag and look fantastic!
    Sigh! Drool!

  • ELizabeth

    I ADORE HUGH!! He looks gorgeous, as always. I have no doubt he will do an amazing job hosting, any one who has seen him hosting the Tony’s knows that it will be absolutely wonderful.

  • boogie

    I guess he is somewhat good looking…but, not the best. LOL

    He seems like a nice person and well-grounded for a celebrity.

    I have not yet seen any of his movies……so, not sure about his actor skills. Need to rent a video……can anyone suggest a good movie he is in?

  • bella lullaby

    Oh my god,this man is gorgeous¡¡I love him¡¡i Think he is going to be a good workk in Oscars Night¡

  • ♥ Hughey



    boogie : he’s in a great movie “THE FOUNTAIN” he’s so hot in this movie ,there’s also x-men,van helsing,swordfish,the prestige,scoop,someone like you,Kate and Leopold (this movie is perfect), …
    why don’t you google him??
    it’ll be easier to find a movie you’ll like


  • Amazing

    He is gorgeous and he has a great sense of humor!! Wish he were Bond right now!! Good luck to him at the Oscars.

  • Jen

    HOT!!! Now that’s a man! Gorgeous! I like him without the facial hair, he looks great!!!!!!! Can’t wait!

  • snoopy

    Boogi – Unlike hughey I wouldn’t recommend van helsing, swordfish or scoop. I do recommend:
    X-men 1 and X-men United
    The prestige (great movie, also starring christian bale and michael kane)
    Australia (many people didn’t like it, mostly because of its long length, but I loved it. I wouldn’t recommend it though, if you don’t like long movies)
    Oklahoma! – West end production. It was filmed and there’s a DVD. He actually auditioned to the movie X-Men while he was doing this musical.

  • to boogie

    Watch The Fountain, The Prestige, Kate & Leopold and Australia. 4 movies, 4 completely different roles and performances, from comedy to drama to action.

  • watch his musical performances

    For boogie #15. Go to youtube and search The Boy from Oz, Carousel and Oklahoma! If there is one thing that Hugh Jackman can do the best way that is definetely MUSICAL. I agree that he’s marvelous in The Fountain too.

  • memphis

    Hugh will be the best Oscar Host ever and that’s because he is so different from the previous ones. No more boring and long speeches. Give us more extravagant sing-and-dance shows!!!!!!!

    Please, check Hugh in the follow videos and you’ll get an idea of what we’ll see on February 22:

  • criss

    i love him he is georgeus !!!!! so hot!!!! iand i recommend you all the x men movies, swoordfish ( he is just in a towel in that!!!) , scoop, Australia( in this movie he is a total hunk) see it you are going to love him!!

  • lacey

    Yum. That’s all.

  • ashley

    he is smokin :)

  • breepal

    #21 has good suggestions. Add to that the West End Oklahoma. The key is that he’s so incredibly versatile. he’s a great actor.

  • Dona

    !YES! I’m really looking forward to Hugh hosting. It should be a fun show.

  • Alice

    Love him in the Fountain and Australia…good!
    I’m lookink forward to see the cerimony this year cause there’s a lot of interesting movies and performances! Obviusly fingers crossed for Kate!!!!!!!! >__<

  • Teresa

    He was fantastic hosting the Tony’s for 3 years (won and Emmy for it

    and has a great sense of humour (see You tube interviews and him singing and dancing at Tony’s to see how funny he can be, and self depreciating )

    My favourite films of his is The Fountain and Erskinville Kings (fantastic performance as it is his first film) – can’t wait for May 1st and Wolverine the origins

    His wife a very lucky lady -

  • to #30

    Actually Erskineville Kings is his second movie. He is indeed astonishing in that one though. As for his first movie that is Paperback Hero. He is funny in that one, which is a rom-com.

  • Fleece Baby

    I am so pumped for the Oscars!! Can’t even wait.

  • Kate

    I know he will do a great job, I just hope everybody gets the Aussie accent and Humor that we all have!

    Best Wishes too All the Victorians that have been effected by the Bushfires, all Aussies are behind you, keep strong!

    Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi Oi Oi

  • Janeway

    I can’t wait-Hugh is going to be great. The thought of Hugh in a tux makes me swoon- those that saw Australia will understand. This will be one to Tivo, I am going to want to watch Hugh sing, dance and speak in that adorable accent over and over!

  • pleasurebun

    Oh God! Don’t know if I can take all this MANHOOD in one night!! *pant pant*

  • ‘roxana’

    Way to go Hugh, good luck, you are as always amazingly wonderful – this makes it definitely worth watching coz they picked the best i.e. the sexiest man alive :)…keep smiling and shining….