For the first time since 1929, two people will host the Oscar Awards on March 7, 2010. Yes, comedian Steve Martin and '30 Rock' star Alec Baldwin were tapped to be co-hosts for the 82nd Academy Awards. This star-studded ceremony is expected to draw millions of viewers and both comedians are ecstatic that they were chosen.
For Steve, it is his third time to be at the forefront of the said affair. He snapped a joke that: "I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy Alec Baldwin." Alec Baldwin, on the other hand, is a neophyte at this duty. Cognizant of Steve's musical abilities, Alec snapped back that: "I don't play the banjo but I'm thrilled to be hosting the Oscars - it's the opportunity of a lifetime." Oscars producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic informed that they are happy with the duo and the team of Steve and Alec is a "perfect pair" that will add excitement at the 2010 Oscars. As early as right now, there are many bets flying for the nominations. Meryl Streep is said to be a shoo-in for Julie and Julia, while George Clooney is also a frontrunner for Up in the Air. After the shame of Glitter, Mariah Carey is bound to be happy this time because her critically-acclaimed film Precious is up in the running for Best Picture next year.