The Academy Awards: 83rd Oscars (2011)

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Anne Hathaway admirably braves her way through unfunny quips, while James Franco appears gallingly disengaged during an excruciatingly inert 83rd Oscars ceremony that is sunk both by ill-considered stunt casting and an evident lack of preparedness.

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Critic Ratings: 14

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Air date: Feb 27, 2011

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Critic Reviews for The Academy Awards 83rd Oscars

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6)

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

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A tedious Annual Academy Awards ceremony strives for hip but fails to better Old Hollywood.

Feb 1, 2019 | Full Review…

The next time you hear someone blather on about all the ways the Oscars need to be shorter and more populist, remind them of this unholy abomination of a telecast.

Feb 24, 2019 | Full Review…

As I readily predicted when it was announced, Anne Hathaway and James Franco practically bombed. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great either.

Feb 2, 2019 | Full Review…

At least none of the winners this year will ever be overshadowed in the history books by the production.

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I was most impressed with Anne Hathaway as a host--she has amazing confidence, sparkles, and possesses that Academy award hosts franco hathaway chipper attitude that helps move things along.

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Oscar producers must have known their telecast was running into trouble when the night's biggest laughs went not to the newly minted hosts but to former host Billy Crystal

Feb 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Perhaps we should write off this Oscarcast as a bad dream.

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The show around the two hosts was as ill-conceived as their chemistry. A much-ballyhooed attempt to trumpet the history of the Oscars fell horribly flat.

Feb 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Hathaway and Franco, the youngest hosting pair in Academy Award history, tried mightily to liven up the proceedings, but more often than not fell flat in their delivery of the jokes written for them.

Feb 1, 2019 | Full Review…

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