Hugh Jackman turns down Oscar 2011 hosting offer

Melbourne: Aussie actor Hugh Jackman has turned down an offer to host the 83rd Academy Awards - to be held February 27, 2011.

Jackman wouldn’t be able to host the event owing to a busy shooting schedule of X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 is expected to begin in late February or March, Deadline said.

According to the Daily Telegraph, he was asked to be the host due to popular demand.

Jackman, 42, has already showcased his versatility on the stage of the award`s show with a song and dance number that parodied a number of movies that were nominated for the Best Picture award.