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Hugh Jackman to Host 2009 Oscars

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Award Shows, ABC, News,

Hugh JackmanLooks like will have more than just a stolen statue to gripe about.

Although his hilarious performance at the September Emmys had many talking Oscar (you can see the clip here), The Office star will not be hosting the upcoming Academy Awards. Instead of going with one of the funniest men alive, the producers chose to pick the Sexiest Man Alive.

On February 22nd, will be the one Laurence Mark and Bill Condon count on to bring viewers back to the annual event. (Last year’s broadcast - which came after the writers’ strike - was the lowest-rated in history.) Even though the Australia star follows a long line of comedians, the 40-year-old is no stranger to hosting duties. Hugh fronted three Tonys telecasts between 2003-05 and won an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Performer in a Variety, Musical or Comedy program in 2005.

The 81st Annual Academy Awards airs Sunday, February 22 on ABC.

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