Hugh Jackman to host 2009 Oscars

December 14th, 2008 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS  

Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Australian actor Hugh Jackman has been roped in to host the 2009 Oscars ceremony.The “Australia” star, who was recently selected as “Sexiest Man Alive,” by People magazine will anchor the event to be held Feb 22 next year, reports

“Hugh Jackman is a consummate entertainer and an internationally renowned movie star,” Telecast producer Laurence Mark and executive producer Bill Condon said in a joint statement.

“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,” they added.

This will be Jackman’s first time as the Oscar host. He previously hosted the Tony Awards for three years from 2003-2005.

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