Justin Timberlake reportedly impressed producers when he stood in as frontman on US chat show Saturday Night Live so much that he is being lined up to host next year's Oscars ceremony.
After pulling in a record number of viewers on his debut as host, Oscar bosses are now keen to snap the 32-year-old singer for Academy awards the Sun reported.
A source told National Enquirer magazine that getting the former member of boy band N Sync to host would now be a huge coup for the Oscars.
The source said that Timberlake had been considered before, but the bosses always thought that he was too young and not seasoned enough.
The source added that Timberlake is the frontrunner for the hosting job after showing that he knows how to sing, dance, host and improvise on the spot.