October 29th, Variety: No Oscars For Jackman: “While speculation is running high on who’ll host the Oscarcast, it won’t be Hugh Jackman. Jackman, who’s currently starring on Broadway with Daniel Craig in the drama “A Steady Rain,” quietly turned down the job within the past several weeks, sources said.”
October 16th, Deadline Hollywood: Oscar Can’t Always Gets What He Wants: “I’m told that AMPAS is about to check on the availability of Hugh Jackman to host for the 2nd year in a row. What an honor for the Aussie actor, who recently helped the show win the Emmy. But I’ve learned people around Jackman are going to privately recommend against him doing it twice. “He’s a movie star, not a song and dance man,” one rep told me, especially since Hugh also hosted the Tony’s. So it looks as if new AMPAS president Tom Sherak is back at square one.”
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