Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin to host the 82nd Annual Academy Awards

After much deliberation and guesses within the media, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin have been selected to cohost the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, which will air live March 7 on ABC. I predict that they picked Steve Martin because he is funny and everyone loves him, and Alec Baldwin because he is in 30 Rock. Another reason may be that having the two stars of the upcoming comedy It's Complicated in somewhere so prestigious together will allow them to promote the thing like crazy.

Anyways, Steve Martin is one of my favorite actors and comedians. As you may know, he is deeply rooted within Disney, having started his career as a magician in the Main Street Magic Shop and recently being the narrator of the "50 Magical Years" show that was all about the 50th anniversary of Disneyland. I don't have much to say about Alec Baldwin, except that I hope he doesn't hog the spotlight away from Steve. I think that Mr. Martin is a perfect fit for the position of Oscars host (he has actually done it twice before), and I cannot wait to see his performance (banjo and the arrow, anyone?...). After all, he is one wild and crazy guy.

Source: Variety

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