MOVIES | James Franco and Anne Hathaway will host 83rd Academy Awards


James Franco and Anne Hathaway will serve as co-hosts of the 83rd Academy Awards, Oscar telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced today. Both have previously appeared on the telecast but not in hosting capacities.

Franco, who currently can be seen in 127 Hours, will be making his second appearance on an Oscar telecast. His other film credits include Eat, Love, Pray, Date Night, Milk and Pineapple Express. Franco is also known for his portrayals of Harry Osborn in the Spider-Man trilogy.

Hathaway will be making her fifth appearance on an Academy Awards telecast. She was recently seen in Alice in Wonderland and currently can be seen in Love and Other Drugs. Hathaway’s other film credits include Bride Wars, Becoming Jane, The Devil Wears Prada, Ella Enchanted, and The Princess Diaries. She was nominated for an Oscar in 2008 for her lead performance in Rachel Getting Married.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network.


(Above) James Franco will co-host the 83rd Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway. Franco is pictured with Ahna O’Reilly at the 2009 Oscars. (Photo by Jon Didier / © A.M.P.A.S.)