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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Maybe the Academy Awards won't be deathly dull this year
Posted by Jill | 4:07 PM
Jon Stewart clearly hated doing it. Steve Martin was OK, but there's a certain melancholy about him that just doesn't quite work. Whoopi was pretty good, but she's busy with The View. But no one has really worked as host of the Oscars® since Billy Crystal.

Until now.

It's kind of the perfect confluence of events to have Hugh Jackman named this year's host coinciding with his being named People magazine's "sexiest man" for playing a rough romantic hero cut right out of a romance novel. Most people know him as Wolverine; a few know him as Van Helsing. But I'm kind of with Deeky on this one. Because in this year when Prop 8 passed in California, and Jon Stewart is busy doing the Democrats' work in smacking down Mike Huckabee's homophobic sanctimony, I want to see Hugh Jackman, World's Sexiest Man, open the show like this:

But I want them to stick Mike Huckabee right there in the front where Jackman can bring him up to dance.


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Blogger D. said...

Good gravy, that man is TALENTED.

Blogger Jennifer said...
Have you seen him do Oklahoma?

I think he can do anything.

I wanna see this at the Oscars