Hugh Jackman might be People's Sexiest Man Alive. But he's also the Leading Man of Last Resort. Whenever I see him starring, I wonder which actors turned down the role. Now I wonder who turned down the Oscar host gig.
Regardless of the job he might or might not do, I'm not sure who is going to tune in to see Hugh Jackman. Especially in comparison to my choice, Tina Fey. I'm guessing the AMPAS people are now really, really hoping for a BP nom for The Dark Knight. Because Jackman hosting a BP race with Milk, Slumdog Millionaire, Frost/Nixon, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Revolutionary Road/Doubt ain't gonna draw flies to the telecast. It will be easily the lowest rated Oscars telecast ever.