james franco anne hathaway Oscars report: James Franco, Anne Hathaway hosting in 2011The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has asked James Franco and Anne Hathaway to host the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony, according to an announcement Monday (Nov. 29).

]]>Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. But after our initial surprise, we found ourselves liking the idea. Franco would certainly be a breath of fresh air, while Hathaway has proven her comedic chops in movies like “The Princess Diaries” and “The Devil Wears Prada.” Hathaway would be the first female host since Ellen DeGeneres in Feb. 2006 and only the third female host since 1987 (Whoopi Goldberg being the other one). What do you think? Gutsy risk with high reward potential? Or bad idea jeans? The Oscars air Feb. 27, 2011.