Hugh Jackman has been chosen to host the 81st annual Academy Awards. Hugh Jackman was named People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” recently, which should result in a good viewer turnout for the Oscars.

The sexy Australia star, 40, will be hosting the Oscars for the first time, was selected “because we want the ceremony to be fun,” says Laurence Mark, producer of the telecast.  And Jackman’s sexiness certainly will add to the fun!

“He can hold the screen and he can hold a stage. It doesn’t hurt that he looks amazing in a tuxedo and he’s the Sexiest Man Alive.”australia 241108