Earlier today Deadline Hollywood reported that Oscar producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic asked Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr. to co-host the 82nd Oscar ceremony as a duo, which would have been schweeeeeet. But they said no. So now they’ve gone for their second option, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.
Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will serve as co-hosts of the 82nd Academy Awards®, Oscar telecast producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman announced today. “We think the team of Steve and Alec are the perfect pair of hosts for the Oscars,” said Shankman and Mechanic. “Steve will bring the experience of having hosted the show in the past and Alec will be a completely fresh personality for this event.”
“I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy Alec Baldwin,” said Martin.
“I don’t play the banjo but I’m thrilled to be hosting the Oscars – it’s the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Baldwin.
I doubt there will be any singing and dancing with Beyonce this time, however I’m sure the pair will be comedy gold. The event will take place on March 7th 2010.