Rumors started flying this week that the Oscars had picked someone "way outside the box" for this year's host, not a comedian like Jon Stewart, Ellen DeGeneres, or Steve Martin. The Oscars will apparently be a bit different with Jackman as host, most notably that he's unlikely to do a monologue.
It won't be Jackman's first hosting gig: He also hosted the Tonys from 2003-2005 — and the 2004 broadcast actually won him an Emmy.
The Oscars producer told People that Jackman "can hold the screen and he can hold a stage" and "it doesn't hurt that he looks amazing in a tuxedo." Pretty hard to argue with that. Do you think this is a good move?