James Franco and Anne Hathaway have apparently been confirmed as co-hosts for the Oscars next year, which will air live on February 27. The event’s producers revealed they chose the two actors to host the 83rd Annual Academy Awards because they represent “the next generation of Hollywood icons”.
“James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons — fresh, exciting and multi-talented,” Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer declared in a statement. “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.”
Moreover, besides hosting the annual event, the actors could be receiving Oscars themselves. James is reportedly considered to be an early front-runner for the Best Actor trophy thanks to his role in 127 Hours — a true life story about climber Aron Ralston, who cut off his own arm when he became trapped under a rock in the desert.
On the other hand, Anne may be nominated for her portrayal of a young sufferer of Parkinson’s disease in Love & Other Drugs.