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About an hour into the 2011 Academy Awards telecast, co-host James Franco walked on to the stage in a dress.

To viewers, this was likely seen as either an act of desperation or hilarity, as he also tossed in a joke about Charlie Sheen, turning to Anne Hathaway and quipping: ”You got to wear a tuxedo so I wore this. The weird thing is I just got a text message from Charlie Sheen.”

Cue... laughter? Or eye rolling?

James Franco in a Dress

You tell us. Did the use of actors over comedians work for the ceremony? Or were you more entertained by Tweeting during the event than by what Hathaway and Franco were actually saying/doing?

Give the hosts a grade:

 

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Think it's easy to host the Academy Awards?

There's a reason why the show has burned through so many emcees over the last couple decades, with such stalwarts as David Letterman and Jon Stewart failing to meet expectations in the eyes of many.

Is it due to the difficulty of entertaining such a wide swath of A-listers? No. It's due to the intense training required by those in charge of the ceremony, as evidenced by these videos. Just look at what Anne Hathaway and James Franco are going through in preparation for their big day:

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If Anne Hathaway wears what she donned for a recent EW photo shoot at next year's Academy Awards, we think the following news is nothing short of exhilarating:

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has confirmed its offer to these stars, with producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer saying:

"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."

Both actors are starring in new films, with Franco considered a front-runner for Best Actor based on his portrayal of Aron Ralston in 127 Hours.

With Hathaway and Franco officially accepting the honor, it will mark the first time in history a pair of current, mainstream movie stars host the ceremony. What do you think of this choice?

 

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