Martin, Baldwin to Host Oscars

March 7 broadcast will be third for Martin, first for Baldwin
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2009 6:51 PM CST
Actor Alec Baldwin.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will host next year’s Oscars telecast, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. Martin’s hosted the show twice, and though Baldwin never has, he has plenty of similar experience, hosting Saturday Night Live 14 times. That’s one less than Martin, who in a press release announcing the March 7 pairing proclaimed, “I am happy to co-host the Oscars with my enemy Alec Baldwin.”