class=”alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-54830″ title=”Hugh Jackman” src=”×150.jpg” alt=”” width=”220″ height=”150″ />Whether or not you wish it were the other way around, Hugh Jackman has reportedly turned down the opportunity to reprise his hosting duties for the 83rd annual Academy Awards so that he can fulfil his X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2 obligations. Priorities, Hugh!

To be aired live on the 27th February next year, the Oscars will clash with his and director Darren Aronofsky’s planned location shoots in New York and Japan.

Proving popular back in 2009, Jackman had initially intended on returning for the 2011 ceremony after taking a year out. With the host usually announced on November 3rd, it is not yet known if last year’s hosts – who could forget Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin’s collaboration – will return for the second year running.

Were you a fan of Jackman’s hosting skills? Who do you think might replace him? Let us know in the comments section below. Personally, my money’s on Winkleman. She’s everywhere.