Hugh Jackman's lucky star is permanent

Actor Hugh Jackman poses at his star ceremony at the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Photo / AP
Actor Hugh Jackman poses at his star ceremony at the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Photo / AP

There's a good chance Hollywood will soon be renamed Hughwood.

Hugh Jackman, on the same day he was nominated for a Golden Globe for his tour de force performance in Les Miserables, also cemented his place in motion picture history with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

A day earlier Jackman was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Les Mis and earlier in the week the 44-year-old Sydney-born actor was feted at a special tribute in New York by a long line of A-Listers.

In a couple of weeks Jackman, a Tony Award-winner, former titleholder of Sexiest Man Alive and host of a recent Academy Awards, will almost certainly be honoured with his first Oscar nomination for Les Mis and is a great chance of going on to win the gold statuette.

"I'm a very lucky man," Jackman, smiled on Thursday as he looked down at his star on Hollywood Boulevard.

"It's been a huge day."

Some celebrities get their stars in dodgy parts of the Hollywood Blvd strip, but Jackman, the new king of Hollywood, had his star cemented on prime real estate outside the new Madame Tussaud's wax museum, located alongside Grauman's Chinese Theatre and a few steps from the theatre where the Oscars ceremony is held each year.

It is expected Les Miserables will be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar and many other categories, including Jackman for Best Actor, Anne Hathaway for Supporting Actress and Tom Hooper for Direction.

Jackman will pretty much have to walk over his star to enter the Academy Awards ceremony.

"I'm excited," said Jackman, whose fan base stretches from teenagers cheering for his X-Men character Wolverine to theatre lovers.

"The star is right here outside where I got to host the Oscars."

Jackman's wife Deborra-Lee Furness and his Les Mis co-stars Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried were in the Hollywood Blvd audience to watch Jackman receive his star.


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