Oscars: Baz Luhrmann on Hugh Jackman's hosting performance | EW.com

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Oscars: Baz Luhrmann on Hugh Jackman's hosting performance

At least one early review of Hugh Jackman’s Oscar-hosting performance is in, and it’s a rave. EW caught up with Baz Luhrmann (Jackman’s Australia director and friend) at the Academy Awards on Sunday. The filmmaker said he was thrilled with how Jackman’s emceeing turned out: While the show was mostly the vision of coproducer Bill Condon, Luhrmann said he helped Jackman with some of the choreography in the host’s
dance number with Beyonce. “At this time, his style,
elegance, and grace is really resonating,” Luhrmann said. “I spent six months with him touring around the
world and two years making a movie with him in the desert. I know him almost as
well as his family does. What you see is what you get.” –Nicole Sperling