And The Oscars Go To -- Jackman
(Photo: Splash News Online) According to reports, Hugh Jackman has signed on to host the 81st Academy Awards on February 22nd.
The 40-year old "sexiest man alive," and star of the upcoming Wolverine has reportedly agreed to terms to emcee the marquee event.
While a handful of dramatic actors have hosted in the past, the Oscars are traditionally helmed by comedians like Bob Hope and Jon Stewart.
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"Someone of Hugh's caliber would put the 'class' back in the Academy," a Hollywood insider agrees.
Jackman presented the Best Live Action Short Oscar at the 2002 Academy Awards, but wasn't too sure how natural he felt.
"Getting up there in a suit and talking for a little bit is kind of bizarre," he said.