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. Telecast producers have decided to continue the two-host trend from last year’s show, when Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin shared emceeing duties.
In their official announcement on Monday November 29th, Cohen and Mischer said: “James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons— fresh, exciting and multi-talented. We hope to create an Oscar broadcast that will both showcase their incredible talents and entertain the world on February 27. We are completely thrilled that James and Anne will be joining forces with our brilliant creative team to do just that.”
James Franco is a strong contender in the lead actor category for his role in the film 127 Hours. His others credits include Date Night, Milk, Pineapple Express, and Eat, Pray, and Love.
Anne Hathaway is currently starring in Love and Other Drugs. She was nominated in 2008 for her lead performance in Rachel Getting Married. Her other film credits include The Princess Diaries, The Devil Wears Prada, Becoming Jane, and Alice in Wonderland.
The 83rd Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre and televised live on ABC.