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Jon Stewart Tapped to Host the 80th Oscars

September 12, 2007 07:47:22 GMT

Jon Stewart will return to host the 80th Oscars, it has been reported.


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Jon Stewart, a comedian, satirist, actor, writer, author, and producer, is the next after Ellen DeGeneres to host the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony.

The man, best known as the host of Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" and for his political satire, has been booked to serve as host to the 80th annual Oscars, to be held in Hollywood on February 24th next year.

Report on that matter was first made public by the New York Times, who quoted unidentified insiders as saying that the official announcement is expected to be made on Wednesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

As for the award nominees, the official announcement will be released by January 22nd next year.

© AceShowbiz.com




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