Martin and Baldwin to Host Oscars

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Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin steve-martin-40971have beenalec_2d00_baldwin_5f00_l2 tapped to co-host the 82nd annual Academy Awards March 7.

Telecast producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman said Martin and Baldwin are “the perfect pair of hosts for the Oscars.”

The producers say they hope to resurrect Oscar’s ratings and make the show more fun by building on the changes introduced at February’s ceremony, which tinkered with the way awards were presented and featured Broadway-style musical interludes.