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Hugh Jackman Had a Secret Weapon at the Oscars

Hugh Jackman flew out of LAX yesterday and was greeted by tons of fans in Japan this morning. Hugh's hosting duties and performances landed him in our top 10 favorite Oscar moments list, and on her show yesterday, Oprah Winfrey said it was the best Oscars she's ever seen. The viewers seem to agree — ratings were up 13 percent from last year's show. Hugh opened up to Oprah about how he stayed calm and what he enjoyed most about the big night. Here's more:

  • On not staying out late afterward: "This was the party for me. I had the time of my life. I keep thinking: 'I'm a kid from the northern suburbs of Sydney; I have no business being here. But what the hell? For three and a half hours, I'm going to have the time of my life.'"
  • On being backstage: "The thing that touched me the most, when people win . . . the moment they cross over into the wings something incredible happens. They just melt. It just sinks in literally the moment they cross over. It's a very personal, very intense moment. It's almost like it's overwhelming when you see that happen to them. You just feel privileged to be there."
  • On singing with Beyonce: "After she comes down, I sing from Grease 'I've got chills . . . ,' that's the easiest acting I've ever done in my life. She's singing and I know there's a billion people and everyone in the audience, but I thought it was just for me."
  • On why he wasn't too nervous: "I had a secret weapon. My secret weapon was sitting in about the sixth row — it was my wife. It's a connection. It takes it off you."

Hugh's wife also passed him notes during the show as she played her own part in making the Academy Awards such a memorable night for everyone.


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shoesaddict shoesaddict 7 years
sundaygreen, lol i agree with you, i hate it when evryone's lusting over my man! lol
shoesaddict shoesaddict 7 years
awwwwwwwwwwww at the wife part and I just melted!
idawson idawson 7 years
Jackman rocks!
idawson idawson 7 years
Jackman rocks!
annamari annamari 7 years
i want to be his secret weapon. Love him
care0531 care0531 7 years
I loved him! Thought he did great!
spicyaroma spicyaroma 7 years
:love:
spicyaroma spicyaroma 7 years
:love:
sundaygreen sundaygreen 7 years
i'm so happy for him. i've been perving over him since his bulging muscles captivated me in xmen. i'm kind of annoyed that he's suddenly catupulted into the limelight and now all these women are lusting after him instead of the usual brad pitts and so on.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 7 years
i'm so happy for him. i've been perving over him since his bulging muscles captivated me in xmen.i'm kind of annoyed that he's suddenly catupulted into the limelight and now all these women are lusting after him instead of the usual brad pitts and so on.
missyd missyd 7 years
UMMMMMMM excuse me? I was NOT sitting in the sixth row! I would remember. Oh Hugh, how you kid :LOVE:
missyd missyd 7 years
UMMMMMMM excuse me?I was NOT sitting in the sixth row! I would remember. Oh Hugh, how you kid :LOVE:
zeze zeze 7 years
This man is too PERFECT. Like does he have any flaws???? Gorgeous, rich, tall, great supportive husband, adopts and loves kids, sings, dances, is wolverine, is passionate about helping the poor....I'm almost sad because he sounds like he too perfect to be real!
zeze zeze 7 years
This man is too PERFECT. Like does he have any flaws???? Gorgeous, rich, tall, great supportive husband, adopts and loves kids, sings, dances, is wolverine, is passionate about helping the poor.... I'm almost sad because he sounds like he too perfect to be real!
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i love that he's so relateable in this whole thing. he's talking about how he got past his nerves and how he's humbled by it all and that's really nice to hear. i guess that just comes with the type of celebrity that he is and i think that it makes him a great choice for People's sexiest man list as well.
SevenTears SevenTears 7 years
indeed
SevenTears SevenTears 7 years
indeed
SKC-Sparkle SKC-Sparkle 7 years
I love Hugh and am so excited to watch the Oscars this weekend (I PVRd them). I especially like his relationship with this wife...so romantic!
eastcoastgirl eastcoastgirl 7 years
How absolutely wonderful he is!!
nguidjol nguidjol 7 years
Agree with everyone he was amazing :LOVE:
PensaGrey PensaGrey 7 years
So skinny... he was great! I love his singing voice.
solitaire solitaire 7 years
I agree with shenanyginz and louie, he was terrific. He just put himself out there and made it work. I was so impressed with him.
Louie Louie 7 years
He was such a natural at hosting, he seemed so comfortable and at ease. He needs to do it every year.
shenanyginz shenanyginz 7 years
he was amazing. so in love with him right now...
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