We have already two named as the hosts of Oscars 2011 and they are Havoc actress Anne Hathaway and Eat Pray Love actor James Franco. Now, the speculation is on for the other host, who will get this prestigious opportunity.
This year’s Academy Award event is set to take place on February 27. Actor Hugh Jackman, who took the limelight by hosting the grand event in 2009, was approached for this year too but he declined. Jackman has genuine reason for this refusal because X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 is likely to start shooting from February end or March beginning so the actor is bound with his prior commitment.
Some other names are also doing rounds for the grand job and they are Tom Hanks, Justin Timberlake, Neil Patrick Harris, Billy Crystal, Sacha Baron Cohen, Tina Fey, Jamie Fox, Will Smith, Steve Carell, David Letterman, Robert Downey Jr, Jon Hamm, Betty White and Martin Short.
However, no particular name has popped up as the final name yet. The person selected to host Oscars 2011 has to be equally charming, intelligent and presentable like two other hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco. Will Smith sounds quite stronger contender in the race considering his seniority and experience but we cannot conclude anything until it is announced from the officials.
– Sampurn Wire