by Michael dEstries
Categories: Film/TV
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Forget Betty White — could Anne Hathaway and James Franco be the next duo (in the footsteps of last year’s Bladwin and Martin) to host the Academy Awards?

Deadline is reporting the tip, saying that “both young stars have accepted the offer.”

Franco is currently considered a sure bet for earning a Best Actor nod for his portrayal of Aron Ralston in the true man vs nature drama “127 Hours”. Anne Hathaway most recently shared the Oscar stage with Hugh Jackman, after singing a duet with the host back in 2008. She’s currently starring with Jake Gyllenhaal in “Love And Other Drugs”.

What do you think of the potential pairing?

UPDATE: CONFIRMED! From the release…

“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 February 27,” said Cohen and Mischer. “We are completely thrilled that James and Anne will be joining forces with our brilliant creative team to do just that.”

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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