Hugh Jackman to host Oscars

Dec 12, 2008 by Ian Evans

Hugh Jackman will host the 81st Academy Awards telecast, producer Laurence Mark and executive producer Bill Condon announced today.

“Hugh Jackman is a consummate entertainer and an internationally renowned movie star,” said Mark and Condon in a joint statement. “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.”

Jackman is currently on screen with Nicole Kidman in the Baz Luhrmann film Australia and will next be seen in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

He has served as host of the Tony Awards ceremony and won a 2005 Emmy for that assignment.

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