Published at: Dec. 13, 2008, 3:27 p.m. CST by hercules
I am – Hercules!!
Hugh Jackman, star of May 1 release "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," will host the Feb. 22 Oscars ceremony, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed Friday.
Jackman apparently got the gig because he did such a bang-up job hosting the Tonys.
The 2009 Oscars will mark the first time in a while since the Oscars have gone without a stand-up comic host.
Recent Academy Award emcees have included Jon Stewart, Steve Martin, Ellen DeGeneres and Chris Rock.