James Franco and Anne Hathaway as Oscar hosts: Hit

Of course, we won't know for sure how they do until February, but lots of eyebrows in Hollywood were raised (as far as plastic surgery and Botox would allow them to be raised) when <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST000005" title="Academy Awards" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/academy-awards-EVHST000005.topic">the Oscar</a> telecast producers <a href="http://entertainment.latimes.com/awards/2010/11/oscar-hosts-named-.html">announced the selection of Franco and Hathaway as the co-hosts for 2011's Oscar ceremony.</a> They aren't singers, they aren't comedians and they're not known for hosting much of anything at all. But it seems like a good idea in theory. The Academy Award crowd is notoriously difficult to please, and not every comic has been able to come out of the evening looking good. Why not change things up?<br>
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-- Patrick Kevin Day<br>
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<i>James Franco, credit: Getty Images. Anne Hathaway, credit: Reuters</i>
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Of course, we won't know for sure how they do until February, but lots of eyebrows in Hollywood were raised (as far as plastic surgery and Botox would allow them to be raised) when the Oscar telecast producers announced the selection of Franco and Hathaway as the co-hosts for 2011's Oscar ceremony. They aren't singers, they aren't comedians and they're not known for hosting much of anything at all. But it seems like a good idea in theory. The Academy Award crowd is notoriously difficult to please, and not every comic has been able to come out of the evening looking good. Why not change things up?

-- Patrick Kevin Day

James Franco, credit: Getty Images. Anne Hathaway, credit: Reuters

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