Out with old and in with the new. That seems to be the theme for the next year’s Oscar ceremony — that is if the newly appointed two young actors as the host is any indication. Selected to be the hosts of the 83rd Academy Awards, which will be held next February in Los Angeles, are James Franco and Anne Hathaway.
The actors — compared to previous hosts of the Oscar — are rather young. James Franco is 32, while Anne Hathaway is 28. The duo will replace last year’s Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.
Rumors are rife that the both John Franco and Anne Hathaway may have the awards in the bag as well. Both have high-profile movies coming out, where they have been critically praised for their outstanding acting performance. John is praised for his depiction of a trapped hiker in the movie 127 hours, while Anne has a shot at the best actress gong for her role in the movie Love and Other Drugs.
The producers of the event, Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer, in their statement, said that the they saw John Franco and Anne Hathaway as fresh, exciting and multi-talented actors that personify the next gen of Hollywood icons.