Deadline is reporting that James Franco and Anne Hathaway have been asked and accepted the invitation to host the Academy Awards. This is an unusual move. The Academy thinks it will boost ratings big time by having them host. I don't know. Anne Hathaway can be funny, but if she is not on, then she can come across stiff and James Franco, well he can definitely be funny, but he can also come across as way too serious. The Academy Awards is four hours long. Desperately long. You need someone who can move it along and who is light and airy and breezy and the last thing you need is to make it more serious and more dramatic. I think this will either be a disaster or meh. I don't think it has any chance of being a home run.