Hugh Jackman Honored With Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

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Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman

The same day Hugh Jackman got a Golden Globe nomination.

Hugh Jackman, the boy from Oz, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday and a lot of Los Angeles turned out to see him get down on his knees and accept the accolade. The Australian actor was joined by his wife Deborra-Lee Furness and his “Les Miserables” co-stars Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried at the ceremony.

The actor also learned yesterday he had been nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his performance in “Les Miserables.”

Jackman thanked his fans, about 200 of whom turned out to see him get his Walk of Fame star on the sidewalk outside Madame Tussaud’s next to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in the tourist center of Tinseltown.

He said, “I’m excited. The star is right here outside where I got to host the Oscars and if the movie gets nominated, it’ll be nice to get up there and show a little bit of the show to everybody.”

Jackman already has his hand prints embedded outside the famed Chinese Theatre in Hollywood but the star is a crowning achievement for an actor who was a nobody in Hollywood a little over ten years ago.

Talkshow host Jay Leno was also present to introduce Jackman at the ceremony.