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Hugh Jackman as the Boy from Osc: an Academy Award-worthy plan

December 12, 2008 | 11:45 am

Now that it's confirmed that Culture Monster's favorite Boy from Oz will be hosting the Oscars this year, we'd like to remind any skeptics (believe it or not, they're out there) that  Hugh Jackman has experience in this area.

Jackman shined as the singing and dancing host of the 2003, 2004 and 2005 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall. He even scored an Emmy in 2005 for his efforts leading the 58th annual awards, above.

Need more evidence (or just want to see more Hugh)? Here is a clip his performance at the Tonys, the year he won the award for portraying Peter Allen in the Broadway hit "The Boy From Oz." And here is one more memorable Jackman Tony turn.

So take a look, and decide for yourself. We know that on Feb. 22 we'll have our TiVo set.

-- Lisa Fung