The biggest question about the 81st ACADEMY AWARDS CEREMONY, airing at 8 p.m. on ABC, may not be who the big winners will be, but how well Hugh Jackman fares in his first outing as host. Thanks to Jackman's musical theater chops, he's more likely to launch into an old-school, glitzy song-and-dance number and not a jokey monologue – which is just as well, since those tend to get tepid receptions no matter how funny they are. Apart from wondering whether Jackman's star quality will translate into bigger ratings, the Scar show will provide some long-awaited answers. Will Slumdog Millionaire's momentum cause it to sweep Best Picture, Director and Original Screenplay categories? Will Mickey Rourke's comeback role in The Wrestler prevail over Sean Penn's well-timed political turn in Milk? And how will Jackman plug his upcoming summer action film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine? At any rate, the Oscars are vastly improved when accompanied by live-blogging, so be sure to check out www.clfreshloaf.com during the ceremony.