The Academy Awards announce today that Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will co-hosts the 82nd Oscar. This year the Oscar will be produce by Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman. Producer Shankman and Mechanic stated that â€œSteve will bring the experience of having hosted the show in the past and Alec will be a completely fresh personality for this event.â€
Martin, who hosted the 73rd and 75th Academy Awards shows, and also earn an Emmy nomination for the first stint. He has also served as a presenter on the show several times, most recently at the ceremony in February when he appeared with Tina Fey. In 1977 and 1978 Martin won a Grammys for Best Comedy Recording and a third Grammy in 2001 in the Best Country Instrumental Performance category. â€œI am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy Alec Baldwin,â€ said Martin.
Alec Baldwin was also nominated for an Academy Award in 2003 for his supporting role in The Cooler. According to Baldwin â€œI donâ€™t play the banjo but Iâ€™m thrilled to be hosting the Oscars â€“ itâ€™s the opportunity of a lifetime.â€