Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Award Season Begins
Hugh Jackman isn't returning to sing and dance his way through the Oscar telecast this year. Instead, in a turn that could perhaps prove that Tina Fey does indeed now control Hollywood, hosting duties will be shared between It's Complicated co-stars Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. The last time anyone co-hosted the Oscars was 1986, and on top of the 10 Best Picture Nominees, it seems like the Academy is looking back to the future to boost their popularity. While I'm not a huge fan of Martin's over-the-top comedy, he's a diverse enough talent to keep things interesting. Alec Baldwin, too, has carried enough SNL monologues to prove he'll be an asset to both Martin and the never ending ceremony.