THR reports that the producers of the 83rd Academy Awards have announced that the annual awards show will continue to feature two hosts, but have opted for the younger pairing of non-comedian actors Anne Hathaway and James Franco.
"We loved the job that Alec [Baldwin] and Steve [Martin] did last year as a duo," said producer Bruce Cohen. "And it hasn’t been since 1957 that a man and a woman have co-hosted together [Jerry Lewis and Celeste Holm], so we thought it was time for a male movie star and a female movie star to co-host. As a film producer, casting is always one of the most important and most fun parts of the process. So [producer] Don [Mischer] and I were looking for a combination that you hadn’t seen before, but when you heard it, you thought, "That’s exciting." what if Hathaway and Franco get nominated too? >>