Hugh Jackman to host Oscars

Forget Ricky GervaisThe Academy reportedly wants 2008 Sexiest Man Alive Hugh Jackman to host the Oscars.

UPDATE: It’s official. Hugh Jackman is the host of the 81st Academy Awards. I’m wicked excited for this.

OMG! I love it!

This is something that has been in the back of my mind for a while. Why? I have fond memories from when Jackman hosted the Tony Awards from 2003 to 2005.

Check out this clip from 2004.

This could be the best idea the Academy has ever had. After all the Academy Awards worked so much better when Bob Hope was host.