Uh….really? I know that they’re trying to make the Oscars more “hip” and have said that they’ll be making a lot of changes, but really? Huh. Interesting. I mean, I don’t really have anything against the guy, but it seems like such a random choice. I know he’s an actor, but, well, there are plenty of actors in the world. You could have just as easily gone with…say…Aidan Quinn. Or Tom Berenger. Or F. Murray Abraham. Or Erik Estrada.
At one point there were rumors that it could be either Ricky Gervais or Justin Timberlake. What happened to those? Either would’ve been an improvement on picking Hugh Jackman. Hugh Jackman is popular among forty year old women who read People Magazine. I don’t care if he’s Wolverine, I somehow don’t think all the kids are suddenly going to flock to the television.
All I’m saying is that if I was a kid who was scared that the Oscars weren’t hip enough, Tom Berenger would set me straight.