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What does veteran Oscar writer Bruce Vilanch think of James Franco's hosting skills? Hint: Not much

Franco_tweets It's the performance that James Franco can't seem to escape: co-hosting the 83rd Academy Awards ... and not doing it well.

Veteran Oscar writer Bruce Vilanch has finally spoken out about the actor's somewhat slothful attempt at emceeing the biggest night in Hollywood. In an interview with Vulture, Vilanch attributed the weirdness of it all to Franco being outside his "comfort zone."

Read more about what Vilanch had to say (and how Franco responded), over at our sister blog, Awards Tracker.

--Yvonne Villarreal

Photo: James Franco, center, is seen backstage at the 83rd Academy Awards. Credit: Associated Press /Chris Carlson

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this is looking more and more like a set up. Bruce was angry and jealous james had so much going on in LA at the time... his new bar "the writer's room", the art show of "my own private idaho" that Bruce just decided to cut all of James good acts and write him minimal non funny lines to make him look like a fool. Bruce probably did all this last minute on saturday and when James found out there was nothing for him to do he zoned out.

Bruce wrote nothing for James!


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