Hugh Jackman is an Australian actor and producer who is involved in film, musical theater and television. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period and romance characters. He is known for his long-running as Wolverine in the X-Men film series, as well as for his leads in Kate & Leopold, Van Helsling, The Prestige, Real Steel, Australia and Les Misérables. His work in Les Misérables earned him his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and his first Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy in 2013. He is also a singer, dancer and actor in stage musicals, and won a Tony Award for his role in The Boy from Oz. In November 2008, Open Salon magazine named Jackman "Sexiest Man Alive." A three-time host of the Tony awards, winning an Emmy Award for one of these appearances, Jackman also hosted the 81st Academy Awards on February 22, 2009.