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James Franco And Anne Hathaway Announced As Oscar Hosts

James Franco And Anne Hathaway Announced As Oscar Hosts


James Franco and Anne Hathaway will serve as co-hosts of the 83rd Academy Awards, Oscars telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced today. 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.” He is also known for his portrayal of Harry Osborn in the “Spider-Man” trilogy.

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 “Bride Wars,” “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.”

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live as

“The 83rd Annual Academy Awards” on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars presentation will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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  1. I was so suprised to hear this! They normally have the same people, or at least an older actor or actress. I love both of them, can’t wait to see what they will do!

  2. Why couldn’t they just make our day…*clears throat* year…for me and put Jake and Anne together on this one. I mean…The Day After Tomorrow, Brokeback Mountain, Love & Other Drugs…their new movie has rekindled my love for their [in my mind hopeful] future 5 kids and big house! I say boot James Franco off!

  3. It’ll be interesting to see how this goes, but honestly I prefer comedians hosting the award shows. Like Ricky Gervais doing the Golden Globes… he did a great job last year and I’m really looking forward to it this year. And didn’t Jon Stewart

  4. What has James been in this year? I mean Anne had Love And Other Drugs. But James…. I can’t recall anything notable he’s been in this year?

  5. No idea. I didn’t even know who he was until all the noise was made about him doing GH. Maybe the Oscars will have a soap category this year. Lol

  6. You should check out Freaks And Geeks. Excellent series that Fox canned like 7 or 8 years ago. That was my first introduction to him.

  7. James has that movie based on the guy who cut his own arm off. It’s getting a lot of good reviews and apparently people are passing out watching it because it’s so graphic. I think I’ll have to pass on that one though. I’m a delicate flower, haha.


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