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The 'SexyBack' star reportedly impressed producers during his recent Saturday Night Live hosting stint.
Justin Timberlake is apparently being lined up to host next year's Academy Awards.
The 'Cry Me A River' singer is said to have impressed Oscars producers when he hosted Saturday Night Live earlier this month.
"Getting Justin to host would now be a huge coup for the Oscars," a source told the National Enquirer. "He'd been considered before, but they always thought he was too young and not seasoned enough."
They added: "But now he's the frontrunner for the job after showing he knows how to sing, dance, host and improvise on the spot."
This year saw Family Guy and Ted writer Seth MacFarlane take the position with many upset at his controversial material.
Meanwhile, Justin is on course to sell over 750,000 copies of his new album 'The 20/20 Experience' in the US.
The record is also expected to debut at number one on the UK album chart and the star recently confirmed he would be releasing a volume two later in the year.