The Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences have announced that Hugh Jackman will host the 81st annual Oscars.
As you may have noticed, the ceremony that is usually hosted by comedians, a tradition that has been going on since the early years of the award show. The last time a non comedian hosted the show was in 1985 with Jack Lemmon, which was preceded by a half decade run by Johnny Carson.
If someone like Tom Hanks or Jack Nicholson, back in the day, were to host the Academy Awards, that would make better sense. Jackman might have the charisma to hold his own on stage, and while I don’t completely disagree with the concept of a non comedian host, Jackman just doesn’t seem like the right choice at all. What do you guys think?