The host for the 2009 Academy Awards was announced. This year Hugh Jackman has the honor.
This is a departure for the Oscars. Since 1987, the ceremony has been hosted by a comedian. Chevy Chase, Billy Crystal, Whoopie Goldberg, David Letterman, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart and Ellen DeGeneres have all used their comedic skills to play host. The last actor to have the job was Paul Hogan in 1986. Even then he co-hosted with Chevy Chase and Goldie Hawn.
The Academy Awards will be broadcast February 22, 2009 at 7pm (Central) on ABC.
Official website of the Academy Awards.