Reported as gossip this morning elsewhere, but I’ve confirmed it: James Franco and Anne Hathaway will host the Oscars on February 27th on ABC.
The announcement comes at 1pm Eastern from the Academy.
The Academy wanted youth and ratings. This might be a great idea. Seeing Hathaway on “Saturday Night Live” probably sold them. She can sing like crazy and do comedy. Her parody of Katie Holmes on SNL was brilliant.
Franco will be suave and look the part of a swell young guy. He’s also very funny.
He’s also going to be a nominee for Best Actor in “127 Hours.” That should make the night very interesting. And of course–most actors would cut off their right arms to be the host of the Academy Awards.