Franco, Hathaway To Host Oscars

Well it’s official. First mentioned yesterday on Deadline, AMPAS has now issued a press release confirming that actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway will serve as co-hosts of the 83rd Academy Awards®.

Both actors have previously been nominated for awards and Franco is considered a lock for a Best Actor nominee this year for his work in “127 Hours”. Hathaway isn’t as sure a chance but might get a nomination for her role in “Love and Other Drugs”.

The pair is a slightly unusual choice, but both have demonstrated a surprising knack for comedy such as their appearances on SNL in recent times.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27th 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.