Anne Hathaway and James Franco Hosting the Oscars

Two of our favorite young stars are fronting the Academy Awards in February

By Marc Malkin Nov 29, 2010 4:53 PMTags
Anne Hathaway, James FrancoDimitrios Kambouris/; Valerie Macon/Getty Images

UPDATE: It's official! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just announced that Anne Hathaway and James Franco will cohost the 83rd Academy Awards on Feb. 27.


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Sources just confirmed to me a report that the two stars are thisclose to officially being named the hosts of the upcoming Academy Awards. An official announcement could be happening later this morning.

Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin hosted the big night last year.

Hathaway, who costars opposite Jake Gyllenhaal in the just released Love and Other Drugs, was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for her work in Rachel Getting Married and performed a song and dance routine at the show two years ago with host Hugh Jackman.

Franco, whose resume includes everything from stints on General Hospital to his recently released book of short stories Palo Alto, is likely to be nominated for an Oscar this year for his work in director Danny Boyle's 127 Hours.

Reps for the Academy and the two stars did not immediately comment.

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