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Oscar Stars Can't Say They Loved You Either, Anne & James

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So, they won't say it…on the record, that is.

People are still talking about how Anne Hathaway and James Franco faired as hosts for this year's Oscars and unfortunately, no one is saying anything positive.

The Chicago Sun-Times interviewed a few A-list celebs after the show and though they wouldn't dare have it revealed who they were, they were happy to share their true feelings about Anne and James as hosts.

One celeb echoed the comments of many critics, calling them "awkward," "uneven," and admitted that they never seemed to have "jelled" the way the should've. Another pointed out that the surprise appearance of Billy Crystal just heightened the duo's amateur hosting abilities, saying:

“When I saw Billy Crystal make that surprise appearance onstage — and we saw how funny he is — it made me want to scream, ‘Bring Billy back!’ Maybe even tonight, before this show is over!”

Yeah, we can't say we didn't feel the same as the night drew on.

But credit is always given where it is do and even according to the stars, Anne did a much better job than James, noting that she brought much more "energy" to the stage than her partner in crime.

Oh well! Sounds like you guys should stick to making the films instead of honoring them. Sorry!

[Image via AP Images.]

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29 comments to “Oscar Stars Can't Say They Loved You Either, Anne & James”

  1. 1

    DUE. Credit where it is DUE.

    Ugh, I'm not a spelling Nazi or anything, but this is a multi-million dollar operation you're running here- you don't even understand the difference between "due" and "do". …and we wonder why this country is going downhill so quickly.

  2. 2

    Stop beating up on the two of them. Yes they weren't billy crystal, but can you expect two young actors to be the same as an experienced stand up comedian? If anything people should be pointing the finger at the academy for making the choices they did. Their two personalities didn't flow right on stage because they are so opposite but since they have been at rehearsal all week shouldn't that have been something that was adjusted earlier? Why is this their fault?

  3. 3

    they thought putting 2 young attractive hollywood starlets in the hosting position would pull viewers in and it totally blew up in their face………..she's a bore and he comes across as a stoner.

  4. 4

    just have to note - i have no problem with stoners……they just shouldn't host the oscars………..

  5. 5

    You're not sorry at all. You live for people saying bitchy things behind other people's backs. Sad way to make a living.

  6. 6


  7. Laura says – reply to this


    they just hating. she was great, he wasn't horrible. when steve martin or jon stewart hosted, they were terrible, but everyone gave them an all 'its not easy' pass. but two young and hip people, well no one can respect that.

  8. 8

    don't blame them for poor writing and the fact that they're clearly 2 complete opposites. if they were put with other people of similar personalities, it may have worked. however, anne came off as annoying and james was too laid back. that's not their fault though, as its the big guys who make these decisions.

  9. 9

    They sucked and so do you Mario

  10. 10

    It sucked royally. Hollywood has lost all its credibility as a place of glamor and taste. It's a sinkhole of trash. The Oscars this year confirmed that.

  11. 11

    I would love to see the "stars" that are talking shit about james and anne go up on stage and host the oscars. No, they weren't amazing…but neither were half of the other people who have hosted the oscars…

  12. 12

    I've been trying to think of who Franco reminds me of, and he looks like Jimmy Page. Put some long hair on him and he would be almost a dead ringer.

  13. 13

    I don't think they were as bad as some are making them out to be. They did exactly what i expected them to do. Lets not forget that these are actors not comedians or tv personalities so if you were expecting Billy Krystal or Eddie Murphy type of laughs during the show then you're idiots! They were semi entertaining and charming…job well done.

  14. 14

    Why is everyone only blaming Anne and James, sure James could have been more enthusiastic, but if you knew the show wasn't going well would you be happy? I think not. Plus he was busy tweeting behind the scenes stuff. My point is the blame should also be put on the writers, and the people who put the show together. After all Anne and James did as they were told to do.

  15. 15

    They sucked. Now let's move on.

  16. 16

    they do know how to spell though

  17. 17

    I thought Anne did a great job.

  18. 18

    Some say "energy", most say "annoying". Cute kid but she's not cut out to host, neither is Franco but he's still AWESOME!

  19. 19

    Give them a break,at least they had the courage to give it a go. I think the reason why their performance came off as uneven was because of their different energy and styles. Anne was high energy and Franco appeared sooooo laid back and stoned. I think Anne and Hugh Jackman would have been a great combination-I don't know why they selected Franco. I liked it best when Billy Crystal was doing this Gig. Alex Baldwin and Martin were also good. I also think it would be fun to see Ricky Gervais perform this role.

  20. 20

    Re: LetttyB
    YOU'RE RIGHT! I kept saying that whomever the writers for the show were, they should NEVER work the Oscars again… EVER!

  21. 21

    I love Anne Hathaway but she was so overly theatrical. It's not a play, it's an award show. She was dripping in cheese.

  22. 22

    I think that James Franco appeared to be quite ill. I would not have been surprised if there was a new story about his hospitalization after the Oscars.

  23. 23

    For the few moments that Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law were on stage. I thought they should of had those two host the Oscars. There comic wit and sarcassism would of been perfect for the show.

  24. 24

    Everyone keeps forgetting that James Franco was not only the host of the evening, he was also NOMINATED. Winning an oscar is the greatest honor an actor can get, so I think it's understanding if he was a little distracted, don't you think? When he took the job (hosting) the nominations was not even announced yet, so he did not know that he would also be a nominee when he said yes! Correct me if I'm wrong, but there have never been another host in the same situation before?! He was a first time nominee, he must have been sick with nerves! Look at the other nominees, even sitting in the audience looks exshausting, controlling your, and he had to do it while hosting on stage! Keep that in mind before you trash him!

    I think Anne did a better job, but I do think people are to hard on James..

  25. Xenu says – reply to this


    Billy then showed those two amateurs by putting up a clip of Bob Hope showing them how it's really done. Make him permanent HOST for life. The younger audience will ever tune into the oscars. We'd rather play COD:Black Ops then watch awards be handed out to films be did not see.

  26. 26

    Anne did not do a better job then James, they both did an equally horrible job. No credit is due to her at all.

  27. 27

    Who cares? All that matters is James Franco's ass - in that leotard, it should have won Best Supporting Actor…
    While the frontal view was more "Best Short Feature"…

  28. 28

    I actually thought they were rather good compared to most awards show hosts, Anne was the better of the two, just because James did not seem bothered at all.

  29. 29

    what did they expect hiring two of the most overrated hollywood hipsters…