On February 22, 2009, Jackman took on the prestigious role of Oscar® host as he fronted the 81st annual Academy Awards®. Previously, Jackman served as host of the Tony Awards three years in a row from 2003 – 2005, earning an Emmy Award for his 2004 duties at the 58th annual ceremony, and an Emmy nomination for the following year.
In the fall of 2009, Jackman made a return to Broadway in a sold-out engagement of Keith Huff’s A Steady Rain co-starring Daniel Craig. Films Jackman has starred in include Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain, Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige, Woody Allen’s Scoop and opposite Nicole Kidman in Baz Luhrmann’s epic Australia. In addition, he lent his voice to the animated features Happy Feet and Flushed Away. He has also played leading roles in Someone Like You, Swordfish, Van Helsing and Kate and Leopold, for which he received a 2002 Golden Globe® nomination. He can currently be seen in DreamWorks’ Real Steel. Early next year he will begin filming the screen adaption of the musical Les Misérables, directed by Tom Hooper.