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

March 21, 2011 |  3:06 pm

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