Washington, Aug 2 : Popstar Justin Timberlake has so impressed the Oscar bosses with his turn as the host of the ESPY awards that they've shortlisted him to host the 2009 Academy awards.
According to the grapevine, Oscar bosses were bowled over by Timberlake's natural and spontaneous amusing act at the ESPY awards last month.
"Justin is more than a singer, he's a song-and-dance man - and turned in a performance at the ESPY Awards any comedian would envy, our first question was, 'Can we get him?" Contactmusic quoted a source, as telling the National Enquirer.
"Justin does it all, and knows how to work a star-studded audience," the source added.
Meanwhile, Timberlake has another reason to be delighted as he is reportedly planning his wedding to girlfriend Jessica Biel.