Oscars 2011: It only felt overly long


The Oscar telecast clocked in at roughly 3 hours and 10 minutes long (not including the end credits), right in line with last year's telecast and the 2008 awards and a good 20 minutes shorter than the 2007 ceremony.It just felt a lot longer than those 190 minutes. A few hours ago yours truly wrote a post about Oscar hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway were very winning in the show's opening moments. Consider that opinion revised. Hathaway remained a lively presence throughout the show and had a funny musical number about a third of the way into the broadcast, but aside from a couple of moments after the opening, the choice of Franco as her co-host didn't play nearly as well as the academy probably was hoping.Franco is a very talented actor and has been fantastic in comedic roles on film. On live TV, though, his detached, isn't-this-ironic vibe came off more disinterested than...



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