The Academy has announced its 2009 host for the 81st annual Academy Awards will be none other, than People Magazine’s sexist man of the year. Hugh Jackman
Academy telecast producers said “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.”
The Academy is going completely fresh in 2009, with a new music director, new producers, a new set director and now a new host, who isn’t a comedian.
Jackman joins an elite group including Jon Stewart who hosted the ceremony in 2008 and 2006; Ellen DeGeneres the 2007 host. Chris Rock, Steve Martin, Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg have also hosted the show in recent years.
Showing what a great sense of humor Jackman actually has, he has promised he won’t be doing Bilyl Crystal impersonations. Thank Goodness.
With these sorts of thing you always feel they could go really well, or train wreck bad. Good luck Hugh.