This morning I am seeing that Anne Hathaway and James Franco are pretty much getting trashed for their hosting duties for last night's Oscar telecast.
That led me to joke that the only thing that James Franco seemed to impress folks with last night was his ass in tights. Agree?
I agree it wasn't a stellar hosting job. Hathaway seemed a bit too giddy/gushy and Franco seemed distracted and/or "deer in the headlights" (and/or stoned)... but regardless, I still found them both adorable, but alas don't see a repeat performance anytime in the near future.
But I don't think it was the hosts or the pacing (which was thankfully free from drag it out tributes other than an "In Memorium" with no applause... what fun is that?!), it's that the Oscars have become anti-climactic. There are too many awards that lead up to the big one. I am not sure if all they all always existed... or if, thanks to the Internet, that we know more about them (or that there are just more people chiming in re: predictions)... but is there any good reason why awards doled out by the Director's or Screen Actor's Guild would be any different when those very same (or very similar) individuals vote on the Oscars as well?! I am not sure what can be done about it, but I am guessing surprise Oscar winners will continue to be a rarity.