Academy of Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday that Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will co-host the 82nd Academy Awards. The Oscar broadcast will be March 7th on ABC.
Oscar telecast producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman announced the selection of the dual hosts on Tuesday, following rumors that several big name stars had declined hosting duties.
Martin is a veteran, having hosted the 73rd and 75th Oscars. “I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy Alec Baldwin,” the comedian declared in a statement.
“I don’t play the banjo but I am thrilled to be hosting the Oscars – it’s the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Oscar hosting virgin Baldwin.