Hugh Jackman Rates His Oscar Hosting Skills…With a Yawn

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Hugh Jackman is admitting that his performance as host of the 2009 Oscars was less than riveting.

“I was way too boring,” the Les Miserables star said at the BAFTA Tea Party in Los Angeles on Saturday. He went on to explain why he wouldn’t rely on the usual “poke fun at celebrities” routine: “I just don’t want to make people feel bad.”

That doesn’t mean he thinks this year’s hostSeth MacFarlane, should do the same. Said the nice guy who still finishes first: “He should absolutely go for it.”

MacFarlane certainly has 44-year-old’s Jackman’s blessing to host the show, with the latter calling the funnyman a “genius” choice. And don’t cry for Jackman because of his Oscars misstep: he picked up a Golden Globe Sunday night for his performance in Les Mis.

Oh, and he still has the goods to make other Hollywood hunks stop in their tracks: on Saturday, Silver Linings Playbook star Bradley Coopertold us he gets starstruck each and every time he runs into Jackman.

Now that’s star power.

Watch the video above to see what else  Jackman revealed about his personal and professional life.

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