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Anne Hathaway & James Franco Co-Hosting the Oscars!

Anne Hathaway & James Franco Co-Hosting the Oscars!

Anne Hathaway and James Franco will be sharing hosting duties for the 2011 Academy Awards!

The two actors “personify the next generation of Hollywood icons— fresh, exciting and multi-talented. We hope to create an Oscar broadcast that will both showcase their incredible talents and entertain the world on February 27″ the Academy said in a statement.

Anne already has some experience on the Oscars stage. Two years ago, she danced with then host Hugh Jackman in a major musical number.

Deadline was the first to report the news.

WOULD YOU LIKE to see Anne and James host the Oscars next year?

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  • Pattycake

    That would be totally LAME!!!!!!!! Especially since everyone expects Franco to be nominated for Best Actor for “127 Hours” and there’s some talk about Hathaway for “Love & Other Drugs.” (Not that I agree with the latter.) BAD IDEA all the way around. It would be better to have David Letterman come back rather than these two and he was awful.

  • blair

    How about Penn & Teller…that’s just as strange & random!

  • Thai

    ANNE “Alien/insectoid face” HATHAWAY….

  • sunflower

    I love them, but I think this will be a mess if they are the only ones! Anne is a sweet, boring person, who tends to babble. I see her on talk shows and she puts me to sleep. James Franco says ridiculous s#it that’s embarrassing and awkward. Neither one of them can ad lib worth cr@p.

    If they rely on the very unfunny Oscar joke writers it will be really bad. IMO, the funniest host was Jon Stewart, and I loved Hugh Jackman. Steve Martin does a good job too.

    If they wanted a younger crowd, they should ask Jimmy Kimmel. He’s hilarious. His Matt Damon/Bourne Identity skits are hilarious. I think we need a facebook campaign for Kimmel for 2012.

  • Felicity

    Aww yay! That would be awesome!!!

  • Monique
  • the real sandra

    He/LL no! Neither one is funny or has a personality without a script!

  • Marianne

    Hmm I think it would be interesting and refreshing…not to choose a “comedian”.

  • luiza

    I think it would be great, but everybody knows that James has big chances to win best actor because of his movie 127 hours. it would be strange a host win an oscar i think

  • yabby

    @Thai: Why not post your photograph so we can judge your inbred ass.

  • Jared

    bring back ELLEN :)) thats what i call refreshing :))
    those two will make the long Oscar’s nite even longer…

  • DarkEmpress

    Anne Hathaway is boring!! You know who would be fun………. Lindsay Lohan! Everyone would watch!

  • Amelie


  • Whatever

    Anne Hathaway is way over-rated and boring, and what is James Franco going to do: Kiss guys like he did on Saturday Night Live? Pass. If these two are what passes as show-business stars these days, we all need help.

  • Destiny

    I think they should couple up after the presentation. That would be awesome! Lmao and @DarkEmpress: that girl isnt that important.

  • Lori

    Anyone but James Franco, can’t stand him. Seems like a smug little prick.

  • chloe7

    Ugh, Franco will be half-baked and she will be half-witted, a big no on this combo bring back Steve Martin.

  • DarkEmpress

    @Destiny: I think LiLo has good comedic timing. She became famous for her deadpanning in Mean Girls. I saw her skit with Chelsey Handler and she was funny. Chelsea Handler and every other comedian tries too hard and it seems too contrived and does not end up being a good show.

  • sunflower

    Actually, I like the idea of Jake Gyllenhaal.Co-hosting with Anne HAthaway? Wonder what they’ll wear! LOLOL!

  • KT

    As much as I love them, but it would be a bad bad bad idea to let them host the Oscars 2011.
    Has anyone ever thought of Robert Downey Jr.? Let him host the Oscars alone or together with Tina Fey. They were high-larious in the Oscars 2010.

  • Dani

    They are both good actors, but Oscar hosts? No.

  • Destiny

    @DarkEmpress: I dont who you are comparing Lindsay Lohan to. Maybe Paris Hilton. She was high on drugs while playing those movies. By the way, the thread is about Anne and James who are actually good.

  • laverdadduele

    These awards shows are just stupid, this is just the cherry on top.

  • RobXD

    I want Christina Aguilera

  • marymargaret

    Well, now all the young actresses will think that if they get naked in a movie, maybe one day than can host the Oscars. Worked for Hathaway! I used to like her.
    Now I know that I won’t watch the Oscars.

  • Meryl

    I wonder if Anne will be topless? Because she seems to think that’s the only way she can sell herself…desperate much?

  • licaro


  • Alia

    Anne is about as entertaining as the Chia Pet…no, the Pet Rock. And James is VERY good looking so I’ll just put the TV on mute and look at him. This is gonna be a disaster.

  • Janie

    can james franco host the awards show as saul from pineapple express. if so, I will be complete!

  • hmm

    franco dressed in drag in a mag

  • Jokergurl

    I still wish Hugh Jackman would come back, sing and dance. Robin Williams if you really want to liven things up, or Jim Carrey.

  • SAUL

    Wow, a lot of disrespect for Franco. I think he will be hilarious, as he usually is. Anne “Stay Away” Hathaway should just be put in a room by herself with a gun, she’ll bore her self to suicide.