Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin to co-host 2010 Oscars
Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will co-host the 82nd Annual Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said on Tuesday.
Steve Martin, who has never won an Oscar, hosted the show twice before, 73rd Annual Academy Awards in 2001 and 75th Annual Academy Awards in 2003 and appeared as a presenter several times.
Alec Baldwin, who was nominated for the Academy Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance in the 2003 film, "The Cooler", will host the awards ceremony first time.
Show producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic said, "We think the team of Steve and Alec are the perfect pair of hosts for the Oscars. Steve will bring the experience of having hosted the show in the past and Alec will be a completely fresh personality for this event".
The 64 year old Martine joked, saying, "I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy Alec Baldwin".
The 51 year old Baldwin said, "I don't play the banjo, but I'm thrilled to be hosting the Oscars — it's the opportunity of a lifetime".
The Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday March 7, 2010 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles and air on ABC in the United States.