Media pans James Franco and Anne Hathaway’s performance: Do you agree?

James Franco was tweeting from backstage. Maybe that explains why he was off.

The Hollywood Reporter called last night’s Academy Awards hosts “spectacularly bad.” The Los Angeles Timescritique was also brutal, though slightly more forgiving.

“The two delivered precisely what was expected of them—Hathaway took ‘young’ so much to heart that she actually ‘woo-hooed’ on more than one occasion while Franco sank further and further into grinning slacker-guy torpor.”

Regarding that “grinning slacker-guy torpor,” Fox News quipped:

“Franco’s particularly mellow performance had many backstage wondering if he was a) high, b) just didn’t want to be there, or c) both.”

They forgot option d—he was too busy tweeting.

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