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Anne Hathaway More Likable Than James Franco at Oscars, Research Survey Shows

James Franco, Anne Hathaway
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Half of viewers want her back as host, while 26 percent wish to see Franco return, according to Q & A Research.

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."