Anne Hathaway More Likable Than James Franco at Oscars, Research Survey Shows
Audiences who tuned into the 83rd annual Academy Awards found Anne Hathaway "more likable, more entertaining and more articulate" than her cohost James Franco, a new study shows.
A national survey of 241 viewers conducted by San Francisco Bay Area’s Q & A Research found that 36 percent of those surveyed gave Hathaway a very good to excellent rating to just 19 percent for Franco.
Half of viewers (51 percent) want her back as host, while 26 percent wish to see Franco return.
A third of those surveyed (34 percent) voiced that this year’s presentation was worse than previous broadcasts of the event.
Franco admitted his performance was lackluster in a recent interview with David Letterman. “Maybe I had low energy," he said. "I honestly played those lines as well as I could."