09:38 30 November 2010
Actress Anne Hathaway and actor James Franco have been confirmed as next years Oscar ceremony hosts.
The pair, who are set to be the youngest hosts for decades, have been brought in to capture a younger audience, according to some reports.
The shows producers, Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer said in a joint statement: James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons - fresh, exciting and multi-talented.
We hope to create an Oscar broadcast that will both showcase their incredible talents and entertain the world on February 27.
Franco, 32, is best known for his roles in the Spiderman series as Peter Parkers best friend and love rival Harry Osborn, and as Sean Penns love interest in the film Millk. He is also said to be up for a nomination for Best Actor for his role in 127 Hours.
Anne Hathaways performances in The Devil Wears Prada and The Princess Diaries first launched her onto the Hollywood scene. Since then, the star has recieved praise for her roles in Alice in Wonderland and Valentine's Day.
At 28, she will be the youngest actress to take to the hosting podium since Goldie Hawn in 1975.
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