I enjoyed the Oscars this year, and thought they were a class act that was refreshing. I was so pleased to see that Ricky Gervais’ sleazy and roast-like target humor was nowhere to be found.
However, I thought Franco looked as though he wanted to be any place else but on that stage, and this hurt the show. Hathaway was terrific, but what are dramatic actors of this caliber doing hosting the Oscars? I miss Billy Crystal…like Hope, he was an almost impossible act to follow. “Young and hip” fell pretty flat, as did the “older and flip” of last year.