Laughs aplenty in store as Oscar hosts are revealed

Wednesday November 4, 2009

Last year we had the all-singing and dancing talents of handsome Hugh Jackman hosting the Academy Awards.

Expect something a little different this year with the news it will be fronted by a comedy double act.

Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin have been confirmed as the comperes of the highly-anticipated ceremony.

"I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy Alec Baldwin," quipped the Pink Panther actor, who has hosted the event twice in the past.

"I don't play the banjo but I am thrilled to be hosting the Oscars – it’s the opportunity of a lifetime," said the 30 Rock star, making reference to Steve's musical sideline.

Describing the duo and "the perfect pair of hosts", the producers added: "Steve will bring the experience of having hosted the show in the past and Alex will be a completely fresh personality for this event."

Viewers can judge for themselves when the 82nd Academy Awards are broadcast on Sunday March 7.

Photo: ę Getty Images

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