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Favorite Oscars moment?

Associated Press photo

Associated Press photo

Anne Hathaway and James Franco co-hosted the Oscars last night.

She sang and made fun of Hugh Jackman. He wore a dress and wig a la Marilyn Monroe.

So, what did you think?

Not a lot of big surprises last night – “The King’s Speech” was the best picture, Natalie Portman was best actress, and so forth.

But what about the show itself?

The co-hosts seemed to be enjoying themselves, and pulled off a succession of costume changes including the one shown here, with Franco in his “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” get-up.

But when Billy Crystal showed up to present an award, and introduced a montage of old clips from back when Bob Hope was running things, we sort of wanted him to stay.

What did you think? Did your favorites win? Should Hathaway and Franco come back next year?

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

18 comments Add your comment

Belinda

February 28th, 2011
8:52 am

The worst Oscar show in history. Bob Hope was the best thing about the show last night.

Kojak

February 28th, 2011
9:08 am

These guys were terrible. There was nothing funny between the two them on stage. The only humorous moments came from the first pieces spoofing the nominated films. Franco looked and acted like he was heavily medicated. The show was simply boring! Bring back Billy Crystal. At least he kept things moving.

GMan

February 28th, 2011
9:24 am

Hope, Carson and now Crystal are kings when it comes to stuff like this. You just have to be naturally funny, and the two hosts last night – who seem like nice people – are not funny.

Bring back Crystal.

fishtales

February 28th, 2011
9:29 am

Hathaway tried…but the writing was terrible. Franco had absolutely NO business there last night…and it looked like he didn’t want to be there either. The pre-produced videos were funny…but the live dialogue was painfully bad. Franco was content to flash his stupid half-stoned James Dean look the whole show and think that was enough. Come on Hollywood…is there no better talent out there?

Mary

February 28th, 2011
9:29 am

It didn’t seem as bad this year but maybe it’s because we had the magic of the DVR and fast forwarded through huge chunks of it. Thank god for the DVR.

Gwyneth Paltrow cannot sign. We watched that for about 30 painful seconds before fast forwarding.

And another big thanks to the “Mute” button. Muting Celine Dion during the “in memoriam” segmet helps a lot.

Mr. Ed

February 28th, 2011
9:46 am

Mebbe, Charlie Sheen can host next year. Looks like he’s going to have a free schedule for a while. Lord knows anything would be better than that snooze a thon last night.

John Daly

February 28th, 2011
10:01 am

Franco looked like he was stoned the entire night. No energy, no emotion, nothing. Anne Hathaway tried, but had nothing to work with as far as a partner or writing. Overall, it was *really* bad.

Dana

February 28th, 2011
10:05 am

Totally agree with all comments to this point! She tried. He didn’t. Was praying Crystal would stage
an overthrow!

randy brittain

February 28th, 2011
10:05 am

“Fishtales” is right! Hathaway was okay, but the lame jokes that the writers provided for her would have torpedoed most comedians. Franco was a bad idea from the start, He was probably the worst host ever to appear on the Academy Awards show. Was Franco stoned or do his eyelids only open as slits all the time??

Trader Joe

February 28th, 2011
12:16 pm

The Oscars are a huge bore and have been since Billy Crystal and Robin Williams disappeared from the scenes. They need to institute the trap door or gong controlled by viewers when some of the winners get too maudlin or go on ad naseum with their thank-you speeches. It would be much more interesting if someone from the academy showed clips of why a particular winner deserved the award. Then the viewers could zero in on the bonehead for thinking so.

Light

February 28th, 2011
1:23 pm

Let God will be done thru this blog http://lightoftheearth.blogspot.com/

Lola Massey

February 28th, 2011
2:21 pm

I so agree with “Fishtales” & Randy Brittain. “Gman” I so agree with you too. Please bring back Billy Crystal. He (in my opinion) was THE BEST of them all.

joeybagofdoughnuts

February 28th, 2011
2:58 pm

Franco screwed the pooch last night. He was just not in the mood, to much of his own “Pineapple Express”. I think he fell asleep during one of Hathway’s jokes.

Obama=Feces

February 28th, 2011
3:00 pm

Last night, my favorite part was THE END.

Hell isn’t hot enough for all those left-wing, condescending, out-of-touch, godless, not-as-much-”talent”-as-they-THINK-they-have, garbage-producing, better-than-all-of-you Hollywood elitists.

Eric

February 28th, 2011
3:04 pm

The best moment was Kirk Douglas presenting best supporting actress. Other good ones were The always standoffish and overly serious Christian Bale getting choked up when he tried to to thank his wife, and Jeff Bridges presenting best actress. Hathaway seemed charming Franco seemed aloof.
WHERE WAS JACK???

Oscars-BEST PART

February 28th, 2011
3:13 pm

INSIDE JOB – This film just won the Best Documentary (Feature) last night. THE BEST PART -The acceptance speech given by Charles Ferguson pointing out that “3 years after the horrific financial crisis caused by MASSIVE FRAUD – not a single financial executive has gone to jail, and that is WRONG” . (search in youtube : mpz5DVwnbnk to see the video)

The Mainstream MEDIA will bury that comment for sure…and probably not many people will care. They talk about the hosting sucks..bring back Mr …….blah blah blah.. Well, that is more important I guess.

Brenda Starr

March 1st, 2011
7:04 pm

I thought the whole thing was awful. When Kirk Douglas doing performance art as senior moment is the highlight that sure doesn’t say much for the rest of the show. Didn’t care for Anne Hathaway hate song on Hugh either. Wasn’t the least bit funny, made her look like a whiney spoiled child and him like he’s picking up Jack Nicholson’s reaction shot from the seats gig. Just not funny.

Sharon

March 3rd, 2011
5:23 pm

Anne tried hard but had little to work with – including material and co-host. I think with another co-host and a little snappier dialogue she could pull off a more than decent show. James Franco had no business co-hosting. He lacks the depth of talent it takes to pull it off. You cannot just stand around looking stoned all night. Poor Anne.