James Franco-Is Very Happy To Host The Oscars.
December 21, 2010 § 3 Comments
The negative reaction in the American press to the news that hot actor James Franco and hot actress Anne Hathaway will be hosting the Oscars in 2011 makes me wonder? Why the negativity? Complaints centre around the pair’s lack of comedic talents and that the show wont pull in the viewers.
I cant speak about Hathaway, but Franco is well-known for his comedic chops. (funnyordie skits and Pineapple Express) Also, somehow overlooked are the probable nominations of both Hathaway and Franco for Academy Awards for their latest roles (Love and other Drugs and 127 Hours respectively) which is sure to create a huge buzz.
Ali Naderzad of cinema blog Screen Comment spoke to James Franco about the Oscars. He writes:
“Bah humbug to all the negativity I say… Team Franco-Hathaway’s jokes will be talked about all year and ABC will get its highest ratings ever. When I asked Franco how he would prepare for the telecast, he simply responded “just relax.” As I mentioned the indignant press articles and asked if this was making him nervous he added, “I don’t feel any pressure. I am just happy to be a part of the show.”
When I asked him about his decision to host the Oscars he commented, “I hesitated for a second, but then I realized that of course I should do it. Who knows how long people are still going to care about the Oscars? I thought it would be nice to take part while people still love movies.”
127 Hours opens in Ireland on January 5th. Thanks to Ali for permission to repost the interview.