James Franco and Anne Hathaway Will Co-Host The 83rd Academy Awards
James Franco and Anne Hathaway will serve as co-hosts of the 83rd Academy Awards, Oscars telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced. Both have previously appeared on the telecast but not in hosting capacities.
“James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons — fresh, exciting and multi-talented. We hope to create an Oscars broadcast that will both showcase their incredible talents and entertain the world on February 27,” said Cohen and Mischer. “We are completely thrilled that James and Anne will be joining forces with our brilliant creative team to do just that.”
Franco, who currently can be seen in 127 Hours, will be making his second appearance on an Oscars telecast. His other film credits include Eat, Pray, Love, Date Night, Milk and Pineapple Express.
Hathaway will be making her fifth appearance on an Academy Awards telecast. She was recently seen in Alice in Wonderland and currently can be seen in Love and Other Drugs. Her other film credits include Becoming Jane, The Devil Wears Prada and The Princess Diaries. Hathaway was nominated for an Oscar in 2008 for her lead performance in Rachel Getting Married.
I’m a little skeptical about this choice, while I understand that Hathaway and Franco are the “up and coming” stars of Hollywood, they just seem to be an unlikely pair to host the Oscars. I guess we’ll find out on February 27th! The Academy Awards will broadcast live on February 27th, 2011 to over 200 countries world wide.
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