Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin to host 82nd Oscars
Hollywood veterans Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin are going to be the perfect pair of hosts for the 82nd Oscars (Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) ceremony.
Bringing in a pair of hosts, while not unprecedented, continues the theme of change. Telecast producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman have said they hope to resurrect the Oscars’ ratings and make the show more fun by building on the changes.
The inaugural Oscar ceremony in 1929 was co-hosted by Douglas Fairbanks and William DeMille, then president and vice-president of the film academy. The last time multiple hosts graced the Oscar stage was in 1987, when Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn and Paul Hogan shared duties.