On Sunday February 22th ABC the Academy Awards Oscars began with talent through host Hugh Jackman. From complimenting Kate Winslet to a fun routine of Robert Downey Jr. as Hugh stated that Robert who’s an American played an Australian playing an African American nominated followed it with Jackman, who’s an Australian who played an Australian in a movie called Australia, hosting. He also made fun of these hard economic times by sharing he may star in a movie called New Zealand next year. It’s just the way he rocks, as he joked that it took all night in his garage to create this needed tribute.
Host Hugh Jackman sings: “Just humble Slumdog…sitting in a chair of a millionaire. What will I be holding, in the end? What’s my final answer? Is it written there, do I really care? I’m only here so I could phone a friend.
If I thought I that I could find the equivalence. I would swim a sea of human excrements. It’s hard to get my story with this sentiments. This Slumdog Millionaire just needs some Milk! I’m talking ’bout M*i*l*k, I’m talkin’ ’bout milk!”
After Hugh Jackman did a song and dance honoring the best pictures of 2008, he asked for the help of Annie, (Anne Hathaway) then carried her onto stage. Hugh begins his Frost/Nixon song mix.
“Why didn’t you burn the tapes?” Anne speaks: “I don’t know what I’m suppose to say here”
Hugh sings: “18 minutes all erased”
Anne speaks: “I mean to say honor ..(unreadable) .. a heads up”
Hugh continues: “America deserves an apology”
Annie sings: “Franklin Langella was sitting right next to me”
Hugh: “Stop your lies right now, and tell the truth!”
Anne answers like Ralph’s wife: “Do you really want to do this Jackman?”
Jackman corrects her: “It’s Frost! Confess to me!”
Anne sings: “Why can’t you let this be, you’re… (unreadable)…
Hugh and Anne sings: “Look what you’ve done to me.”
And when Anne hit that high note, the audience was pleased. The song continues as Anne says near the end: “Mr. Frost, I think I love you.”
Hugh says: “Ohhh Nixon…You know I love you too…Anne Hathaway…”
Hugh then began with the funniest techno sound of The Reader. At the end Jackman honored The Wrestler as two large paper Oscars were lifted outward of a fake boxing ring. “Because I’m Hugh Jackman,” Hugh shares with the world.
A standing ovation indeed for great host Hugh Jackman. Hugh then thanked Anne Hathaway and the real Nixon (Frank Langella). Hugh followed this with a Mickey moment, as he went to Rourke and said he looked great. Hugh then said that he was obligated to mention Joli and Pitt. He gave notice to Meryl Streep’s 15 year Oscar nominations then Hugh said that with numbers like that, as one thing comes to mind…steroids. “Meryl?” What an incredible beginning to the 81st Oscars, as Hugh offers a taste of his skills as a talented performer..