Hugh Jackman will host the 2009 Oscars.
The Australia star, who was recently selected as “Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine, will emcee the event on February 22, 2009.
“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.”
This will be Hugh’s first time hosting the Academy Awards.