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Alec Baldwin And Steve Martin To Host This Year’s Oscars

By Gabe Delahaye / November 4, 2009 - 8:54 am

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (which is such an important sounding name for such an incredibly unimportant group of people) has finally announced the host for this year’s Academy Awards: Steve Martin. And also Alec Baldwin! TWO HOSTS! It is just like R. Kelly said:

“16 years, nothin’ but hits, and they still don’t believe. S’only one thing to do, and that is Double Up.”

The two dudes have already released their first statements regarding the announcement, and the statements are funny? It’s weird. This stuff is supposed to be boring and tepid and overwrought. I need an adult! From People:

The search is over – and the Oscars are counting on two wild and crazy guys to host the 82nd Academy Awards.

Let the banter begin: “I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy Alec Baldwin,” says Steve Martin, who will share the stage with the 30 Rock actor.

“I don’t play the banjo but I’m thrilled to be hosting the Oscars – it’s the opportunity of a lifetime,” says Baldwin.

Nice wordplay, People. These two wild and crazy guys are going to be the Jerks who take this year’s Oscars to The Edge. What one man can do, two men can do!

Good news, though? Good news. They probably won’t even pee their pants once between the two of them.