Friday, October 30, 2009

Jackman Turns Down Oscar's Offer

Since the producers of next year's Oscarcast have been selected and announced, it was widely thought that Hugh Jackman would get another offer to host, in keeping with last year's more musical theme.

Now we've learned from Variety that Jackman was indeed asked to repeat, but he's turned down the request, not wanting to host in consecutive years.

Of course, Jackman is a busy stage and film actor, and I think it's a good idea to change it up every once in a while. The show is bound to feel a bit rusty if they use the same person every year. And I personally wouldn't want to be in charge with ten Best Picture nominees around to slow down the Oscars even more than is typical.

Someone who is up to the task will be announced in the coming weeks. Anyone care to make a guess?


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