Franco and Hathaway in Oscar promo spot
Saturday 29 January 2011
Oscar hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway offer a peek at what's in store with a television ad for the upcoming Academy Awards show, airing February 27 on ABC-TV and other stations worldwide.
Playing "hosts in-training," the two actors do a mock practice including what to do in the event of a wardrobe malfunction.
Perhaps they will play it straight during the show, but the humorous promo spot is designed to attract younger fans of the actors to watch the ceremony.
Franco is nominated as Best Actor for his role as hiker Aron Ralston in Danny Boyle's drama 127 Hours. In 2010, Hathaway starred in Tim Burton's 3D fantasy Alice in Wonderland and the romantic comedy Love and Other Drugs.
Hathaway appeared in the opening number of the Oscars with Hugh Jackman when he co-hosted the Oscars in 2009. He will be one of the presenters in 2011.
ReviewThese heroes in a half shell should have been left in hibernation
Sek, k'athjilari! (That’s “yes, definitely” to non-native speakers).TV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has 'made serious DNA error'
- 2 Banksy arrest hoax: Internet duped by fake online report claiming artist's identity has been revealed
- 3 Former East 17 frontman Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'
- 4 Kentucky gang rape: 15-year-old boy left in critical condition after sexual attack by group at party
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'
James Blunt finally admits the truth: 'You're Beautiful' is annoying
Downton Abbey review series 5, episode 5: Period drama falls disappointingly flat
Star Wars Episode 7 has almost finished filming
Fury, film review: Brad Pitt is intriguing as unsympathetic war hero
Batman v Superman: Side-kick Robin to be 'woman played by Jena Malone'
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments