While 'The 83rd Annual Academy Awards' (Sun., 8:30PM on ABC) is a celebration of movies, it has become a television spectacle as well. And no sequence has become more anticipated than the opening number, which often features elaborate stunts or musical numbers. With this year's hosts -- Anne Hathaway and James Franco -- coming from the world of movies themselves, there was a lot of anticipation as to how they might interpret this tradition. They did so by sticking to what they know best. They brought us into the movies. More specifically, they decided to use the technology of 'Inception' to step into the dreams of Alec Baldwin to learn how to be the best hosts they can be. http://www.tvsquad.com/2011/02/27/james-franco-anne-hathaway-dreams-introduction-oscars-academy-awards-video/
No clear front-runner has emerged on Sunday's Oscars with statues evenly distributed among the leading Best Picture contenders. Aaron Sorkin has picked up his first Oscar for chronicling the formation of Facebook in "The Social Network." http://www.thewrap.com/awards/column-post/oscars-2011-sun-shining-stars-arriving-red-carpet-25082
James Franco and Anne Hathaway will co-host the 83rd Academy Awards, Oscar producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced Monday. "James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons— fresh, exciting and multi-talented. We hope to create an Oscar broadcast that will both showcase their incredible talents and entertain the world on Feb. 27," Cohen and Mischer said in a statement. Franco has been receiving Oscar buzz for his role in 127 Hours, in which he plays real-life climber Aron Ralston, who cut off his right arm to free himself after his arm was trapped by a boulder. To Read More Click Here.