Watch: James Franco Asks Judd Apatow for Oscar Hosting Advice

February 18, 2011

James Franco / Judd Apatow

In case you hadn't heard, in addition to being involved with pretty much every last project in development in Hollywood right now, actor James Franco is co-hosting the 83rd Annual Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway. Though the actor clearly has experience in the industry (he's even nominated for his performance in 127 Hours this year), apparently he's not too sure how this hosting gig is going to work out. So who better to turn to but comedy director Judd Apatow for hosting advice? A master of humor and fresh off recently hosting the Producers Guild Awards, Apatow has some great ideas for jokes and more to put Franco at ease.

Thanks for Funny or Die for posting this invaluable information for anyone who might ever need to host the Oscars. Personally, I think cunnilingus jokes are always the way to go when hosting a black tie affair awards show. I think Franco may be onto something with colleges offering classes for hosting the Oscars. How many aspiring actors would line up around the block just to learn skills for a job that they'll probably never get in this lifetime? The answer is all of them. All of them! Be sure to tune in to see how Franco's hosting duties turn out when the Academy Awards ceremony airs Sunday, February 27 at 8PM EST/5PM PST on ABC.

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lane on Feb 18, 2011


I hope he has a Saul Silver moment up on stage, would be perfect. "...he almost died, Judd." loved that.

Anonymous on Feb 18, 2011


There was cunnilingus in Greenberg too, which in my opinion should have gotten a nod for its screenplay at least.

Scott of the Antarctic on Feb 18, 2011


And in The Kids Are Alright. BJ's in Social Network. King's Speech just had marbles in the mouth.

lane on Feb 18, 2011


Apatow is funnier than Franco. They should switch award shows.

Michael P. Shipley on Feb 19, 2011


James Franco is so hot!!!!!!!

LAURA on Feb 19, 2011

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