There's actually a purpose to this post, don't worry. And it has to do with her:
That's Anne Hathaway, for anyone who doesn't frequent movie theatres. She's been in such movies as The Princess Diaries, The Devil Wears Prada and Get Smart. I used to like her a lot more back in the day when she wasn't so aware of how 'amazing' she is... Now she usually bugs me in her newer movies, but that could just be the ol' bitterness talking, so I'll try not to completely bash her in this post in case any of you out there think it's cool to see someone rise from humble beginnings and then enjoy their power a little too much. As Herman Melville would say, she is a woman "whom prosperity harmed."
...Still, I could just be reading too much into what I see, so I'll shut up about all that now.
The real reason I bring Hathaway up is because it was just announced that she will be co-hosting the 2011 Academy Awards with her recent co-star, James Franco (you'll notice I seem to have no argument as far as Franco is concerned).
...I know there's no need for his picture to be included in this rant,
But who said I needed a reason??...
So... I'm just wondering what exactly the Academy is thinking. Why Anne Hathaway? Don't they usually ask comedians to host? Or Tony Award winners (in Hugh Jackman's case)?... I don't know about you, but whenever I watch Anne Hathaway try to be funny, the only thing that runs through my head is "Stick to the sentimental stuff... That seems to work for you."
And please don't tell me she's going to try to mimic Hugh Jackman because there's no topping his performance. Plus, when he sings, he looks like he's doing it to have fun; when Hathaway sings, it looks like she's doing it expecting a standing ovation.
And what do her and Franco have in common besides a recent movie? Franco's an introverted actor who writes on the side (and you wonder why I love him) and Hathaway's an extrovert who seems to love the spotlight. If the Academy had chosen James Franco and Seth Rogen to co-host, that would have made all the sense in the world; or they could've hired some more movie legends like Billy Crystal, Alec Baldwin or Steve Martin... But an actress who's only recently gone from 'up and coming' to 'attracts a crowd'... where's the logic?
If you haven't noticed, I'm trying to say I'm feeling a bit precarious about the 2011 Academy Awards. I miss the good old days when Billy Crystal hosted. But hey! Even if everything goes awry, I'll still get to watch James Franco for a few hours straight, right? And maybe I'm being too pessimistic... Maybe the Academy made a good choice... maybe. All I can do is wait and see.
Keep it real!