Anne Hathaway, 28 and James Franco, 32, have been chosen to host the upcoming Oscars. They’ll take over from last year’s hosts, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. Academy Awards producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer said in a statement: “James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons … We hope to create an Oscar broadcast that will both showcase their incredible talents and entertain the world on 27 February. We are completely thrilled that James and Anne will be joining forces with our brilliant creative team to do just that.” This will be the first time since 1986 that the awards will be hosted by two people not known as standup comedians. From 1988 to 2008, the hosts were always solo comics, but that changed in 2009 when actor Hugh Jackman was chosen to host. The 83rd Academy Awards will be held February 27, 2011 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California.