Hugh Jackman is Hosting the 81st Academy Awards!
Only yesterday Nikki Finke revealed that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences wanted someone "way outside the box" to host the Oscars, and now today, multiple reports have come flooding in naming the new host - Hugh Jackman. While he's not a comedian, Jackman is probably the best damn choice I could've ever imagined, as he's literally one of the greatest actors and greatest people on this planet. Deadline Hollywood was the first to break the news, and mentions that Jackman won't take the job unless there aren't jokes, as we reported yesterday. USA Today has also confirmed that Jackman will be hosting the Oscars, making this all quite a reality. So what do you think? Will you definitely be tuning in now?
I think what makes Hugh Jackman the perfect host in my mind is that literally everyone is familiar with him and no one has anything against him. He's loved by nearly every age group, both sexes, and all races. And to top it off, he's starring in X-Men Origins: Wolverine next summer, which will certainly get younger audiences to actually watch the show (and now we might even get a special Oscars-only Wolverine trailer). Yesterday I predicted that it would be someone younger - but I was wrong. Instead, we've got Hugh Jackman, not only the sexiest man alive, but one of the greatest actors alive. I was already quite excited for this year's Oscars, but now I can't wait until next February! It's going to be one hell of a year!