Monday, November 29, 2010

The Oscars throw a curveball

Of all the names being thrown around to host the 2011 Oscars, no one expected that Anne Hathaway and James Franco would end up as hosts.

Based on her recent performance on "Saturday Night Live," Hathaway I can understand. I'm a little more fuzzy on Franco. His turn on "SNL" wasn't quite as entertaining as Hathaway and I don't think his stoner comedy will play well with traditional academy members.

I'm also wondering why the academy chose to go with these two together. It just doesn't sound like it will work. However, The Oscars do need to find a way to make the show less stuffy and draw a younger demographic.

I appreciate them for trying something different, but I was hoping for Ricky Gervais or Neil Patrick Harris.

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