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Oscars poll: James Franco and Anne Hathaway were the worst hosts

March 1, 2011 |  5:17 pm

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James Franco and Anne Hathaway weren't merely lousy Oscars hosts — they were the worst in the last 20 years, according to the results of an online poll conducted by the Los Angeles Times' Awards Tracker blog at The Envelope.

That's quite a distinction, considering they beat two past hosts who are widely regarded as the worst in the history of the Academy Awards: David Letterman and Chris Rock. More bad news: Franco and Hathaway received nearly as many votes in the poll as Letterman and Rock combined. 

After 1,543 votes were tallied by Tuesday afternoon, James Franco and Anne Hathaway scored 42.45% (655 votes), followed by David Letterman 22.16% (342 votes), Chris Rock 20.8% (321 votes), Jon Stewart 7.71% (119 votes), Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin 4.02% (62 votes) and Hugh Jackman 2.85% (44 votes). The poll remains open, receiving votes here.

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— Tom O'Neil 

Photo: James Franco and Anne Hathaway at the Oscars. Photo credit: Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press.

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