February 20, 2009
NAKED Oscars: Oscar host Hugh Jackman plans to reveal more than most at Sunday's Awards ceremony.
"I haven't told anyone this, but we are going to do most of it naked and we're going to sing through the whole show," the affable actor joked during an interview backstage at the Kodak Theatre. "In fact, all the acceptance speeches are going to be sung. There will be some interpretive dance behind them, and I really think it will be beautiful and touching."
But don't expect people magazine's "sexiest man alive" to show everything.
"There will be a strategic leaf placed here or there," he said. "We don't want to be distasteful or anything. This is a raw night. This is the Oscars. Raw emotion, that's the quality we're going for."
The 40-year-old entertainer has hosted the Tony Awards three times, but this is his first time in the Oscar spotlight.
"If I hadn't done the Tonys, I think I'd be a lot more nervous than I am," he said.