A Tribute to the Glorious Mess That Was the Anne Hathaway & James Franco Oscars

February 27, 2014 By:
A Tribute to the Glorious Mess That Was the Anne Hathaway & James Franco Oscars
Image By: Kevin Winter

Please, gather 'round and let us reminisce about the nonsense telecast that was the 2011 Oscars.

 

When James Franco refused to take ANY of it seriously.

Giphy

 

When Anne was operating at an 11 and James was giving us like, a 2.

Tumblr

 

And again, when Anne was giving us everything, while James remained…stoned.

Kevin Winter/Getty Images

 

And again...

Kevin Winter/Getty Images

 

When James Franco casually gave a shout-out to his alma mater.

Tumblr

Imagine if someone at the Oscars was like, “Florida State, WHAT UP!”

 

When they just gave up on writing punchlines.

Imageshack

 

When Anne Hathaway sang a song from Les Misérables, but she rewrote the lyrics so they were about Hugh Jackman…

Which didn’t make sense to anyone but the two of them.

 

When James was super stoned.

Giphy

 

Yup, high as a kite.

Kevin Winter/Getty Images

 

When James Franco appeared in drag.

Tumblr

BECAUSE DUDES DRESSING AS LADIES IS ALWAYS FUNNY.

 

SOOO FUNNY.

Kevin Winter/Getty Images

 

And then he did it again.

Tumblr

This time as a ballerina.

 

When James wore a bear on his head.

Tumblr

 

When James was texting...onstage!

Kevin Winter/Getty Images

 

When Anne Hathaway was THE MOST MANIC person that has ever graced a TV screen.

Tumblr

 

When James was just the worst partner.

Tumblr

In dance, in life, in hosting…

 

When they parodied The Social Network.

Tumblr

Whoa, BURN.

 

When Anne was trying to host a serious awards show.

Tumblr

But James was like, "MY GRANDMA’S HERE!"

 

But the overarching theme that we’re seeing here is James simply refusing to take anything seriously.

Tumblr

And Anne was about two seconds away from a full-blown meltdown.