Host James Franco posted images and videos of what was going on backstage during the telecast on his WhoSay page. One of the videos was of him and Anne Hathaway appearing on-stage for the first time during the show. In the telecast, you can also clearly see him holding a phone and taping a video of the audience during that moment. See more »
Aaron Sorkin - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay:
Thank you. It's impossible to describe what it feels like to be handed the same award that was given to Paddy Chayefsky thirty-five years ago for another movie with "network" in the title. His was an original screenplay; this is an adaptation of a book by Ben Mezrich, so I'm accepting this on his behalf as well. There are a lot of people who've worked hard in my corner for a long time and it seems like the right moment to thank them: my assistant Lauren Lohman; my researcher Ian Reichbach; my ...
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I shouldn't say this is the worst Oscars telecast ever simply because I have not seen them all, but I can definitely say beyond the shadow of a doubt that this is probably the single worst Oscars telecast that I have watched.
The main problem was co-host James Franco. His co-host was left to try to clean up after him and make the best of an awful show without any help from his whatsoever. The opening number was kind of okay but after that it seemed like he was a bored and incredibly boring, drunk and-or high idiot who didn't have a clue what he was doing and didn't care how bad he did or how bad the show got.
I hope they never have him back. I think he was easily worse than the worst Whoopi Goldberg hosting job and I would have thought that would be impossible.
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