Franco, who currently can be seen in “127 Hours,” will be making his second appearance on an Oscar telecast. His other film credits include “Eat, Pray, Love,” “Date Night,” “Milk” and “Pineapple Express.” Franco is also known for his portrayals 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.” Hathaway’s other film credits include “Bride Wars,” “Becoming Jane,” “The Devil Wears Prada” and “The Princess Diaries.” She was nominated for an Oscar in 2008 for her lead performance in “Rachel Getting Married.”
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today, via press release, that actors James Franco (127 Hours) and Anne Hathaway (Love and Other Drugs) will be hosting the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony on February 27th, 2011. The move to younger talent surely comes as an effort to get a younger demographic to watch the awards telecast which has been falling in ratings for years. Though Hathaway and Franco have appeared prominently in previous ceremonies, this will obviously mark the first time either has hosted the big event.Previously Hathaway showed off her vocal talents in a musical number with ceremony host Hugh Jackman (amongst other presenting appearances). Franco has only appeared at the awards once previously in the form of a hilarious pre-taped sketch featuring his character from Pineapple Express chilling out with co-star Seth Rogen (also in character) and famed cinematographer Janusz Kaminski. Oscar telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer are very pleased to have both talents aboard saying, “James Franco and Anne Hathaway 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.”
Surely the telecast will use Hathaway’s musical talents at some point and Franco’s comedic sensibilities also help, but the two have appeared in a variety of films from the action of Spider-Man to the family comedy of The Princess Diaries, so anything is possible. The other interesting aspect lies in the fact that Franco has a good chance to be nominated for Best Actor from his performance in 127 Hours and Hathaway is somewhat in the running for a Best Actress nod for Love and Other Drugs. Unless I’m mistaken, no host has simultaneously been nominated at the very ceremony they are hosting, so that’s some sort of added bonus. I guess we’ll find out when the Oscars air on ABC on February 27, 2011.
Anne Hathaway was born on November 12th, 1982 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Hathaway_(actress)
November 12th, 1982
11 + 12 +1+9+8+2 = 43 = her life lesson = what she is here to learn = Entertainer. Entertaining.
November 12th, 1982
11 + 12 +2+0+1+0 = 26 = her personal year (from November 12th, 2010 to November 11th, 2011) = In the news. Photos. Celebrity. Popular. Good looking. Charisma. Personality. Image.
James Franco was born on April 19th, 1978 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Franco
April 19th, 1978
4 + 19 +2+0+1+0 = 26 = his personal year (from April 19th, 2010 to April 18th, 2011) = In the news. Photos. Celebrity. Popular. Charisma. Personality. Image.