The nominees have been announced and we are just over a month away from the 83rd annual Academy Awards ceremony, hosted this year by James Franco and Anne Hathaway. So ABC has started rolling out the promos featuring these young hosts.
We think if this promo is any indication, it should be a fairly fun and entertaining hosting job by the pair. Hathaway is the first female host since Ellen DeGeneres in 2006 and only the third woman to host since 1987 (Whoopi Goldberg being the other one).
Hopefully they’ll breathe some youth into the sometimes-boring telecast. Franco, 32, is the youngest host since Goldie Hawn did it in 1976 at the age of 30, while Hathaway becomes the youngest host ever at 28. Most hosts tend to be 40+. We feel pretty confident they will do an excellent job.
The Oscars air live on ABC Sunday, Feb. 27.