Are you ready for a singing and dancing Hugh Jackman on Oscar night? - VIDEO
Hugh Jackman, probably the only Tony Award-winner to be named People's "Sexiest Man Alive," will host this year's Academy Awards ceremony. Yep, it's an odd pick. The last few Oscar night hosts have been comedians (Jon Stewart, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock), but something tells me this broadcast will be the funniest in years.
Why? Because Hugh Jackman likes to sing. And dance. And he usually looks pretty silly when he does those things at the same time, like in that episode of Viva Laughlin.
There's no real guarantee that Jackman will strain his pipes and put on his dancing shoes for Oscar night, but the team behind Dreamgirls is overseeing the show. There's little doubt that producers Bill Condon and Laurence Mark will ignore Jackman's Broadway musical past. Condon already said the show will move away from the usual film clip retrospectives to offer more live entertainment. That means the chance of Jackman getting his song-and-dance on seems very, very likely.
I feel for all those X-Men-loving kids out there who'll tune in to see Wolverine but find something like this instead:
Oh. The. Horror. But funny, no?
The Oscars will be broadcast live Feb. 22 on ABC.