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Highlights: Now here was a sensation. From the moment Jackman was announced as the Oscars host it was clear telecast director Bill Condon and producer Laurence Mark were aiming for something fresh, unique and special. The actor oozed class, an extension of the ceremony itself in that regard, and his opening number reflected his utter commitment to the gig.
Lowlights: I honestly don't think there were many. I guess you could argue the whole thing had a sheen more of Broadway than of Hollywood, but at least in Jackman there was a host who passed that off convincingly.
- Kristopher Tapley