Hugh Jackman turns down Oscar 2011 hosting offer

November 8th, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Nov 8 (ANI): Aussie actor Hugh Jackman has turned down an offer to host the 83rd Academy Awards - to be held February 27, 2011.

Jackman wouldn’t be able to host the event owing to a busy shooting schedule of X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 is expected to begin in late February or March, Deadline said.

According to the Daily Telegraph, he was asked to be the host due to popular demand.

42-year-old Jackman has already showcased his versatility on the stage of the award’s show with a song and dance number that parodied a number of movies that were nominated for the Best Picture award. (ANI)

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