HLN's Nischelle Turner sat down with LES MISERABLE star Hugh Jackman last night to talk about his Oscar nomination. The 'kid from Sydney' shared that the Oscar nod has been a surreal experience. "For me, this is something beyond the realm of imagination," he revealed. Check out the appearance below!
Jackman made his Broadway debut portraying the 1970's singer-songwriter Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz, for which he received the 2004 Tony Award for Best Actor in a musical as well as Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Awards. In the fall of 2009, Jackman made a return to Broadway in a sold-out engagement of Keith Huff's A Steady Rain co-starring Daniel Craig, followed by a SRO run at New York's Broadhurst Theatre in Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway. He will soon be seen in the upcoming production, 'Houdini'.
The actor made his first major U.S. film appearance as Wolverine in the first installment of the X-Men franchise, a role he reprised in the enormously successful X2 and 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand. He reprised his role in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, one of the most successful 'prequels' of all time.
On February 22, 2009, Jackman took on the prestigious role of Oscar host as he fronted "The 81st Annual Academy Awards." Previously, Jackman served as host of the Tony Awards three years in a row from 2003-2005, earning an Emmy Award for his 2004 duties at the 58th annual ceremony, and an Emmy nomination for the following year.
Other films Jackman has starred in include Darran Aronofsky's The Fountain, Christopher Nolan's The Prestige, Woody Allen's Scoop and opposite Nicole Kidman in Baz Luhrmann's epic Australia. In addition, he leant his voice to the animated features Happy Feet and Flushed Away. He has also played leading roles in DreamWork's Real Steel, Someone Like You, Swordfish, Van Helsing and Kate and Leopold, for which he received a 2002 Golden Globe nomination.