Update: Beyonce, Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and Judd Apatow are in
No Opening Monologue. Really.
The hiring of Hugh Jackman as Oscar host just didn't signal the goal of bringing in someone who was a true movie star, but also tweaking with the concept that only a comedian could move the show along. But...no one is going to throw Jackman out at the beginning of the show to try and compete with recent hosts like Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Stewart, Steve Martin Chris Rock and Billy "yes, he really was that great" Crystal. So, just expect something a little different. The jokes should come later (we hope).