James Franco and Anne Hathaway to Co-Host the Oscars?

According to Deadline's Nikki Finke, actors James Franco and Anne Hathaway have been offered jobs as co-hosts of this year's Academy Awards ceremony—and both have accepted. It could be a busy night for the actors; each is favored to receive an acting nomination this year as well (Franco for 127 Hours, Hathaway for Love and Other Drugs). Finke says this is part of the Academy's push for a ceremony that appeals to a younger audience:

Franco is also a multitalented actor. Both are equally adept at comedy and drama. Their selection, if true, is an inspired choice and demonstrates how much current Academy president Tom Sherak wants to improve Oscar ratings.


Read the full story at Deadline.

Hathaway is no stranger to appearing on the Oscar stage. In addition to receiving a nomination in 2009 for her work in Rachel Getting Married, she made a cameo in the ceremony's opening musical number with host Hugh Jackman:




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Kevin Fallon is a reporter for the Daily Beast. He's a former entertainment editor at TheWeek.com and former writer and producer for The Atlantic's entertainment channel.

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