Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin Slated To Co-Host 2010 Academy Awards

Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin are slated to co-host the 2010 Academy Awards. The 82nd edition of Hollywood’s biggest night is scheduled for March 7.

“I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy Alec Baldwin,” Martin said in a statement.

This is the first time since 1987 that the Oscars will be hosted by more than one person. That year, the stuffy awards show was hosted by Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn and Paul Hogan (where did he come from [and where did he go?]).

Martin has hosted the broadcast before, in 2001 and 2003. Amazingly no one on the face of the planet watched either of those two telecasts.

Why these two? Why now? What’s an obelisk?

The answer is simple, synergy?

Martin and Baldwin co-star in the comedy film It’s Complicated, set for release on Christmas Day.

They pair is also one-two for number of times hosting Saturday Night Live. Martin has hosted 15 times while Baldwin has hosted on 14 different occasions.

If you thought the 2009 show was long just wait for 2010. The academy has increased its best picture nominees from 5 to 10. Get ready for a long night of obsequiousness and slurping.

Reports indicate that Hugh Jackman (host in 2009), Ben Stiller and Robert Downey, Jr. all declined to host the show.

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