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Steve Martin will host the Oscars!

Steve Martin has agreed to host the Oscars for a third time, and he's bringing... er, Alec Baldwin along with him.

Martin has previously taken hosting duties to solid acclaim in 2000 and 2002.

But Baldwin is a first-timer, so it makes a certain sense that he's been paired with an old hand.

“I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy Alec Baldwin,” Martin said in a statement, while Baldwin fired back with, “I don’t play the banjo but I’m thrilled to be hosting the Oscars – it’s the opportunity of a lifetime."

Still, it's an interesting idea - the show hasn't had multiple hosts since the late '80s (when Chevy Chase, Goldie Hawn and, er, Paul Hogan ran things), but we're sure there will be plenty of people who think Martin is too safe a choice. (Before this pair got the call, Ben Stiller and Robert Downey Jr were apparently asked).

We're just disappointed that Oscar producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic didn't get Team America's puppet Kim Jong Il to announce it - "we've got Awec Baw-win..."

[Source: AMPAS ]

What do you think of the choice? The debate starts here!

 

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