It's been announced that Hugh Jackman will be the host of the 81st Annual Academy Awards.
I love this idea. Finally, a REAL actor and not just a comedian (no offense, Ellen and Jon). Anyone who saw Jackman emcee the Tonys for three consecutive years (2003, 2004, and 2005, the latter also the year he took home a statue of his own for "The Boy From Oz"), knows the Aussie can put on quite a show (you can bet he's gonna dance). Just one question: How many jokes will he crack about "Australia"'s inevitable shut-out in the major races?