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11.03.2009

Steve Martin! And...

Alec Baldwin!

That's right -- in the best "two for the price of one" deal since the last sale at RealDoll, the Acadamy Awards will bring both wry actors together for a big plate of comic chops at the 82nd ceremony in March.

Martin returns for his third time handing out snark and statues, while his IT'S COMPLICATED co-star jumps up there for the first time (except for presenting). It also marks the first hosting duet in over 50 years (Jerry Lewis and Celeste Holm were the last pairing, in 1957).

While we already knew last year's host Hugh Jackman wouldn't be back (which is a shame, the guy's a hell of an entertaininer), the creative team is also getting swapped out. The show will now be produced by Bill Mechanic (former Fox honcho) and filmmaker Adam Shankman, who directed Martin in BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE and CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN 2. Let's hope that's not indicative of the show's entertainment value.

Extra Tidbit: Baldwin was nominated for an Oscar in 2004 for THE COOLER.
Source: THR

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