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Oscar Host has Oklahoma ties

Oklahoman Modified: January 23, 2009 at 10:18 am •  Published: January 23, 2009

Hugh Jackman starred in “Oklahoma!” on stage. His performance as Curly in the Royal National Theatre’s production earned him a Laurence Olivier Award nomination.

Jackman also co-starred with an Oklahoman in the “X-Men” movies. He was Wolverine while Putnam North High School graduate James Marsden played Cyclops.

And here are two good reasons why Jackman is the perfect host for the Oscars:

1. He won an Emmy in 2005 for hosting the Tony Awards.

2. His adopted son is named Oscar.