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James Franco, Anne Hathaway to host 83rd Oscar telecast
Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/29/2010

Posted on 11/29/2010 2:18:21 PM PST by SeekAndFind

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday morning that actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway will host the 83rd annual Oscar telecast Feb. 27 on ABC -- a move that certainly seems designed to help the academy achieve its long-held goal of attracting a younger viewing audience.

The 32-year-old Franco is currently receiving rave reviews for his work in Danny Boyle's "127 Hours" and the 28-year-old Hathaway, currently starring in the new romantic drama "Love & Other Drugs," earned a best actress nomination for 2008's "Rachel Getting Married."

"James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons -- fresh, exciting and multi-talented," said telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer in a statement Monday morning. "We hope to create an Oscar broadcast that will both showcase their incredible talents and entertain the world on Feb. 27. We are completely thrilled that James and Anne will be joining forces with our brilliant creative team to do just that."

In recent years, Oscar hosts traditionally have been comics -- Billy Crystal, David Letterman, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin, Chris Rock, Jon Stewart and Ellen DeGeneres all have hosted the ceremony.

Franco's hosting assignment will mark his second appearance on the Oscar telecast; Hathaway will be making her fifth appearance. During the 2009 ceremony, the actress performed a comedic musical number with host Hugh Jackman.

(Excerpt) Read more at entertainment.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Music/Entertainment; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: academyawards; annehathaway; franco; hathaway; host; jamesfranco; oscar; oscars; telecast; who
James Franco as the Green Goblin (Spiderman 3 )


Anne Hathaway in the Devil Wears Prada

1 posted on 11/29/2010 2:18:25 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Hathaway is a blithering idiot Marxist. But it’s Hollywood so what else is new. I’m sure there’ll be plenty of positive Obama remarks, and negative tea party(bagger), Palin, conservative remarks for all to enjoy. That’s why I never watch it!


2 posted on 11/29/2010 2:22:28 PM PST by albie
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To: SeekAndFind

Franco was terrific in “127 Hours”.


3 posted on 11/29/2010 2:24:14 PM PST by Mears
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To: SeekAndFind

Do people still actually watch the Oscars?


4 posted on 11/29/2010 2:28:08 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: albie

There was a clamor for Betty White to become the oldest Oscar host in history.

In fact, it was MOSTLY YOUNG PEOPLE who were asking for it.

Don’t know what happened to that.


5 posted on 11/29/2010 2:29:37 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow, that should be a real snoozer!


6 posted on 11/29/2010 2:30:09 PM PST by mancini
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To: SeekAndFind

Anne sold her soul like the majority of Hollywood has - she has no personality-how else would you explain her fame? Didnt Katie Perry and Lady Gaga do the same?


7 posted on 11/29/2010 2:31:21 PM PST by Mandingo Conservative (Satan was like the first "community organizer", just ask Eve, the first liberal useful idiot!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oscar = A prize for finally getting it right on the 32nd take with a stand-in.


8 posted on 11/29/2010 2:31:31 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't skipper a boat, Can't drive, Can't ski, Can't fly. But they KNOW what's best!)
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To: Mears

Franco on General Hospital has been a complete dud.....since I never watch the Oscars, I could care less but I don’t see his “sparkling personality” drawing too many people.....


9 posted on 11/29/2010 2:31:37 PM PST by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Oscars are just a bunch of America-loathing Communists patting each other on the back for three hours...it would be great if Americans would get over their obsession with these Hollywood idiots. They use toilet paper the same way the rest of us do...


10 posted on 11/29/2010 2:34:03 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: BamaDi

I haven’t watched the Oscars in 30 years.

The most boring show on TV-—————ever.


11 posted on 11/29/2010 2:34:37 PM PST by Mears
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To: SeekAndFind
I must REALLY be getting old. I follow movies pretty closely but I barely recognize James Franco's name. After perusing his movie resume I see why I have not. “Nights in Rodanthe”, “Milk” “Spiderman Three Thousand”and "Eat Pray Love". Hell I have had gas that was more memorable than those POSs
12 posted on 11/29/2010 2:34:45 PM PST by Cyman
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To: SeekAndFind

“There was a clamor for Betty White to become the oldest Oscar host in history”.

...she would’ve helped me make a decision to watch it.


13 posted on 11/29/2010 3:00:00 PM PST by albie
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To: SeekAndFind

Isn’t Franco gay?


14 posted on 11/29/2010 3:02:27 PM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: Guenevere
There is as of this time, no news, no evidence of Franco being gay.

In fact, Franco has been in a relationship with actress Ahna O'Reilly since 2006.

See their pic together below :

15 posted on 11/29/2010 3:15:24 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

While it probably isn’t the 1st time for me, but frankly, I cannot even picture these two people. Such a shame but I am really not all that worried at this lack of useless knowledge.


16 posted on 11/29/2010 3:17:52 PM PST by SES1066 (Thank you for your vote in November, now let us get to work!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Believe what you want....whatever.


17 posted on 11/29/2010 3:46:18 PM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: albie
Blithering idiot Marxist ping...


18 posted on 11/29/2010 4:10:27 PM PST by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dash it all.....I am scheduled to clean out my sock drawer that night.


19 posted on 11/29/2010 5:43:10 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Wanna learn humility? Become a Pittsburgh Pirates fan!)
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To: SeekAndFind
I didn't see the new movie where he chews off his own leg, but he was pretty awesome in "Tristan and Isolde."


20 posted on 11/29/2010 7:54:12 PM PST by Cinnamon Girl (?)
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To: who knows what evil?

Most Oscars go to technicians. It’s their only time in the spotlight and they deserve it.


21 posted on 11/29/2010 11:19:00 PM PST by Borges
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To: albie

isn’t she another closet homosexual? (all that scandal with some co-star?) (oh and seriously bride wars? a movie about two brides? very inuendo)

Perhaps there should be some sort of “straight” counter programing on another channel ala the superbowl half time shows.


22 posted on 12/01/2010 4:44:52 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Cinnamon Girl

That was a great movie.


23 posted on 02/28/2011 1:32:09 AM PST by I Drive Too Fast
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