Here’s an interesting development — James Franco and Anne Hathaway will co-host the 83rd Academy Awards, airing Feb. 27, 2010 on ABC at the Kodak Theater. I’m not sure what to think about this.
My first thought is that they’re both extremely talented, but I can’t really see them holding down an entire Oscars show like Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin did earlier this year, or Hugh Jackman before that.
But after letting it sink in for a few minutes, I’m ok with the choices. Both are multi-talented stars who can sing, dance and act, and neither one is hard to look at. I just hope it won’t be a bunch of lame jokes read from a telecaster, but I’m holding a good thought.
Not only that, but one or both could be nominated for a Best Actor award – Franco for his role as Aron Ralston in Danny Boyle’s ‘127 Hours’ and Hathaway for ‘Love and Other Drugs’ (check out my thoughts here). She was also nominated in 2008 for ‘Rachel Getting Married.’
Any thoughts on this? Think they’re a good choice to co-host the Oscars?