Hugh Jackman to Host and Perform at the Academy Awards
Few details are being released about the ceremony, which will be produced by Laurence Mark and Bill Condon. Tony Award nominee David Rockwell will be the production designer, and Broadway veteran and film legend Jerry Lewis will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
Jackman, who was recently named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive," won Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his role in The Boy From Oz on Broadway, and is currently on the big screen in Australia. His many other film credits include the X-Men trilogy, Happy Feet, The Fountain, and Van Helsing. He has also hosted the Tony Awards.