When Oscar had revered comedians such as Bob Hope, Billy Crystal and Johnny Carson as hosts for the broadcasts, ratings were golden.
The web site Studio Briefing reports that an anonymous, high-ranking member of A.M.P.A.S. agrees with most critics that the choice of Anne Hathaway and James Franco as hosts of this year's Oscar ceremonies was a poor one. Academy President Tom Sherak was defensive, to a point, saying that the board must trust the judgments of the producers. Sherak did concede, however, that the chemistry between Franco and Hathaway was off. For more click here