LOS ANGELES - So, did it work?
Oscar organizers entrusted 28-year-old Anne Hathaway and 32-year-old James Franco to co-host this year’s Academy Awards.
"Anne, I must say, you look so beautiful and so hip," Franco said during the show’s open.
Hathaway replied, "You look very appealing to a younger demographic as well.”
The dichotomy between old and young was palpable at times during this year’s Oscars.
With slurred speech from a stroke, 94-year-old Kirk Douglas came on stage with a cane to present the award for best supporting actress.
"Where were you when I was making pictures," Douglas asked Hathaway.
Presenter Justin Timberlake used a smart-phone "app" to show off a "Shrek" backdrop during another segment.
The Academy Awards also took time to remember images and music from decades old Oscar-winning films like "Gone with the Wind" and "Star Wars.”
And at the end of the show, students from a grade school in New York closed the program by singing the classic, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
So again, did it work? Did the show engage you? Do you think the Oscar organizers made the right choice with Hathaway and Franco?
Add a comment below.
Copyright 2011 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Water Cooler News
Comedian Will Ferrell's news anchor persona Ron Burgundy interviewed Denver Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning for an upcoming segment on ESPN's SportsCenter.
Top Entertainment Headlines
Universal Pictures has shut down production on "Fast & Furious 7" indefinitely following the death of its star, Paul Walker.