Hathaway & Franco’s Oscar Hosting Gig: Mixed Reviews

Posted Monday February 28, 2011 2:45 PM GMT

They are the youngest duo to ever host the Academy Awards, but last night Anne Hathaway and James Franco didn’t exactly win over the critics.

The “Get Smart” hottie and the “127 Hours” hunk had great chemistry and some hilarious moments, but they weren’t able to garner the ratings they’d hoped for.

According to preliminary numbers, the 83rd annual Oscars received a 24.6 household rating, down 7% from the previous year.

While many younger folks enjoyed Hathaway and Franco, one critic said it "could go down as one of the worst Oscar telecasts in history."

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