The 81st Academy Awards were a bit different this year as Hugh Jackman was appointed host and he brought with him something most previous comedy hosts couldn’t: the gift of song and dance. The next Oscar ceremony is 5 months away so the producers will soon start preparing for the show, however this time Hugh Jackman will not be involved:
While speculation is running high on who’ll host the Oscars, one name that can be crossed off the list is Hugh Jackman.
The thesp, who’s starring on Broadway with Daniel Craig in the drama “A Steady Rain,” quietly turned down the job within the past few weeks, sources said.
Jackman drew praise for his first Oscar hosting gig in February under producer Laurence Mark and exec producer Bill Condon. He may take on hosting duties again in the future, but it’s understood that he didn’t want to do the show two years in a row.
I thought Jackman did a great job and would be happy to see him host again, but I guess he wants to leave people wanting more. Here’s his opening number from earlier this year:
Do you have anyone in mind to host next years Oscars?