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Hugh Jackman to Host the Oscars

There's a new host in Oscar town, and this year, he just happens to be the sexiest man alive. Hugh Jackman has been picked as the host for this year's Oscars, which will be trying to pick things back up after last year's record-low ratings.

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?


xMiss-Worldx xMiss-Worldx 8 years
a whole new reason to watch the oscars ^_^ usually I'd be bored and just read the results online .. but Hugh, omg, I'm sooo watching :D
verily verily 8 years
I expect song and dance routines then because I know the man loves a musical.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Wow this was random. I think it could be good...but I have a feeling there will be much more song-and-dance numbers than comedy. I prefer the Oscar hosts to be comedians, but I'm not totally disappointed. He could still impress me. rivrchild - Billy Crystal has always been my favorite Oscar host - I hope he does it again. moonwater - I don't think he is that hot either! I mean, he is conventionally good looking but he is not my type either.
moonwater moonwater 8 years
Zeze I am none of those things heh! I just think he looks too nice, for lack of a better word. I am more into the bad boy type. Hey I always preferred Wickham over Darcy in Pride and Prejudice but I digress. Oh topic? Tina Fey would have made a much better host.
Sarana Sarana 8 years
I'm looking forward to seeing the show now. Although I wonder how much he will actually get to do? If they want to keep it "short" and still do all the awards and thank yous it will be difficult to keep it interesting.
reesiecup reesiecup 8 years
i can't wait to hear that accent and watch his hotness in a suit all night!
fashion4ward fashion4ward 8 years
Huh? He's super hot (duh) and I do like him alot, but what about a comedian? I'd rather Kimmel, Ferguson or someone like that. Argggh...this better be good. It's the biggest night of my year and if this ruins it...oh boy!
zeze zeze 8 years
moonwater- Are you gay, blind (and even that is not an out, the accent, hello!), or legally insane? (I'm kidding btw, my sister would be number 2 on that list with u, she prefers pretty-boy types and thinks he looks like...."an old dad")
moonwater moonwater 8 years
I might be only woman who doesn't find him hot. I will be watching the Red Carpet to see who wears what. That's it. By the way, ilanac, I AM praying with you!
zeze zeze 8 years <-- here is the link
zeze zeze 8 years
Yes, I have not seen the Oscars in years, I will this year!!! I'm so glad he is finally getting more attention, he has been a great actor since forever but doesn't get the hype for some reason (probably b/c he isn't sleeping around with all of Hollywood). If anyone has doubts, watch his entrance on the view.
rivrchild rivrchild 8 years
I'm sure he will be fine, if not different, but - I miss Billy Crystal!!!!!!
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
Wow, I totally forgot he hosted the Tonys all those years. I was pleased by this choice before that, and now I'm even more excited!
Juicylemon Juicylemon 8 years
I might watch the Oscars just to be able to see Hugh Jackman in a tux for 3 hours.
spicyaroma spicyaroma 8 years
Now that's a good choice for an Oscars host!
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I think he'll be great! He's got a great presence and will be fun to watch
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
are you kidding!? He is an amazing song and dance man, check out clips from the Boy From Oz. He will make a great Oscars Host.
Emmygirl Emmygirl 8 years
i agree - random. Maybe there's more to this guy than you would think?!
Papaver Papaver 8 years
Oooh, great idea, Buzz! :D In some fancy outfits+some dancing-I'll take that! :)
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
huh - that's SO RANDOM. i don't know if i'll be into it with him hosting, but at least i'll watch since i'm praying that brad and angie don't win. (i know that's mean but still - that's how i feel)
Entertainment Entertainment 8 years
Papaver — maybe Jackman could sing all the nominated songs! ;)
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
Now that'll be manjoyable!
lilygold lilygold 8 years
uhhh no!!!! I want a comedian up there making fun of people......come on this is going to be stupid
PollyPrissyPants PollyPrissyPants 8 years
I'm so excited about this!! If I couldn't get Stewart again, this is definitely the next best thing. He did an amazing job hosting the Tony Awards...his Emmy was well-deserved. His opening song and dance numbers were always amazing (all of them are on YouTube and I watch them more often then I should). Yay HUGH!
Papaver Papaver 8 years
hmm. it's going to be very different. The producers of Oscar gala has been struggling for years to boost the ratings, maybe this will help? I'd like to see original artists perform their nominated songs than a celebrity singer, like Beyonce.
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