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The Academy Awards: 83rd Oscars (2011)

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Critic Consensus: Anne Hathaway admirably braves her way through unfunny quips, while James Franco appears gallingly disengaged during the excruciatingly inert, completely unprepared 83rd Oscars ceremony.

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James Franco sported a permanent smirk that gave the impression that he'd rather be shooting General Hospital... It was a flat, even insulting, performance that belonged in a slacker movie, not a night to celebrate film.

November 5, 2019 | Full Review…

As soon as the readymade segments gave way to live banter and, worse, audience interaction, Franco and Hathaway seemed increasingly flustered... It was painfully possible to watch in real time as they realized the show was slipping away from them.

October 29, 2019 | Full Review…
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It felt at times less like the actual Oscars and more like a hypothetical, prototypical example of an Oscars at which nothing really happens.

October 29, 2019 | Full Review…
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Despite a pair of pretty young hosts hired to bring a hip and relevant vibe, the show floated forward like a big old, hollow blimp -- a blimp driven by a cheerful princess and her mopey consort, Anne Hathaway and James Franco.

October 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite the many worthy nominated films, the Oscarcast was painfully dull, slow, witless, and hosted by the ill-matched James Franco and Anne Hathaway.

February 2, 2019 | Full Review…

This year's Oscars clumsily catered to youth while also making gestures to Hollywood history that at best qualified as lazy, and at worst, totally embarrassing.

November 5, 2019 | Full Review…

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