The 82nd Academy Awards will be hosted tag-team style by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.
Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman who producer the Oscars announced today that “the team of Steve and Alec are the perfect pair of hosts for the Oscars. Steve will bring the experience of having hosted the show in the past and Alec will be a completely fresh personality for this event.”
Martin chimed in with, “I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy Alec Baldwin.” Baldwin added, “I don’t play the banjo but I’m thrilled to be hosting the Oscars — it’s the opportunity of a lifetime.”
This won’t be the first time the men have worked together. They co-star in the upcoming movie, It’s Complicated and Martin has guest strred with Baldwin on 30 Rock. That’s not all they have in common. They also rank No. 1 (Martin with 15 shows) and No. 2 (Baldwin with 14) for hosting Saturday Night Live the most times
Though this news may be exciting to Americans, Germans probably aren’t that impressed considering they could care less about Baldwin’s success on 30 Rock. The show’s premiere on German TV Sunday drew a 0.0 rating. That means less than 5,000 people tuned in.
The 82nd Academy Awards will be aired on ABC from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, March 7.
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