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2011 Oscar: James Franco and Anne Hathaway Spoof Nominees for Opening

February 28, 2011 (2:37 am) GMT
'This might be even more confusing than 'Inception',' Franco said as he tries to get a tip on how to host the Oscars from last year's host Alec Baldwin.

The 2011 Academy Awards, which aims for fresher and more youthful look ceremony, has told and to do an "". The two hosts taped an opening to the February 27 event, spoofing the nominated movies which include also "", "" and "".

In the "Inception" segment, Hathaway and Franco entered 's dream to steal the secret to hosting the Oscars. Baldwin, who was portrayed taking Ambien to sleep, was last year's host together with . narrated Baldwin's dreams because Baldwin likes his "soothing voice".

There was also a scene of Hathaway with double eye patches and pigtails on horseback with Franco in a bear suit as a reference to "True Grit". They then traveled to the past, meeting 's King George VI and told him, "I have some news from the future. Microphones get smaller." Hathaway later dressed up as brown duck while Franco was in all-white leotard.

Traveling back to the present with a Back to the Future machine, Franco and Hathaway then popped up on the Oscars stage. "Anne, I must say you look beautiful and hip," Franco joked about the producers' intention to attract younger audience. Hathaway replied, "You look very appealing to a younger demographic as well."


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