And the hosts of the Academy Awards 2010 are...
After much tooing-and-froing and world wide speculation, the host, or in this case the hosts of the Academy Awards 2010 have been announced. The lucky (or unlucky depending on their nervous dispositions) chaps will be.....Steve Martin & Alec Baldwin.
Funnyman Steve Martin, who has hosted the world’s biggest award ceremony on two occasions, told Deadline Hollywood; “I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy Alec Baldwin."
Hugh Jackman, who helmed this year's Oscars in stupendous style, even performing a song and dance routine, was asked by ceremony producers to return but declined the offer to focus on acting projects. Ricky Gervais, Robert Downey Jr and Ben Stiller were also rumoured to be in the running to host. Sorry Ricky, next year, promise*.
The 81st Academy Awards will take place at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles on Feb 22md.
*This is not a legally binding offer, we have absolutely no power on who hosts the Oscars.