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Not one but two funnymen will be hosting the Oscars this year, as both Steve Martin
and Alec Baldwin
will tag team hosting duties for the 2010 Academy Awards. Sweet! The comedians will be the first to co-host the ceremony as a pair since the first Oscars show in 1929. Steve Martin just pickin' around at the 2009 Grammy Awards. (Getty Images)
Steve joked: "I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy Alec Baldwin." Martin -- who has presented the show twice before -- earned an Emmy Award nomination for his first turn in 2001, but this will be the first time 30 Rock
star Alec has taken on hosting duties.
Referring to Steve’s musical abilities, Alec joked: "I don't play the banjo but I'm thrilled to be hosting the Oscars -- it's the opportunity of a lifetime.Baldwin was Oscar-nominated in 2004 for his role in The Cooler
and won consecutive Emmy Alec Baldwin taking home some hardware at the 2009 Emmy Awards. (Getty Images)
awards for his role in 30 Rock
, which Martin has also guest-starred in.
Among the actors expected to receive nominations at the 82nd Academy Awards, which take place on March 7, are Meryl Streep
for Julie and Julia
, Christoph Waltz
for Inglourious Basterds
and George Clooney
for Up In The Air
Critically acclaimed drama Precious
– starring singer Mariah Carey
– is widely-tipped to receive the nod for Best Picture.
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