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Whoopi Criticizes Oscar Hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Feb 28th 2011 3:00PM
Whoopi Critcizes Oscar Hosts James Franco and Anne HathawayOn 'The View' (weekdays, syndicated), Whoopi Goldberg criticized James Franco and Anne Hathaway for their job of hosting the 2011 Academy Awards. In particular, Goldberg said they failed to understand the dynamics of a live show and didn't take charge of the event.

Goldberg, who has herself hosted the Oscars four times, specifically pointed to Melissa Leo's F-bomb during her acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress, and said that such a gaffe requires strong hosts to keep the show moving forward.

"When things happen like that, you have to be able to come and lift the audience out of their shock, you know, and move the show forward," she said. "I felt that, last night, suddenly there was no one in charge."

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pulp5555

Whoopi continues to be annoying on every level. Yes, she is full of herself. She can dish it , but she can't take it. It is okay to bash Oscar hosts, but it is not okay for the NY Times not to mention her name in Black Oscar winners article. The poor lady is jealous and mad she no longer has a film career. I cannot take seriously a person or trust the opinion of a person who defends the rapist Roman Polanski and states Mel Gibson is not a racist. Goldberg is delusional and scary. The worst thing Whoopi ever did was to agree to co-host The View, because she continues to show her true colors and show how arrogant, mean-spirited, and truly unlikable she is.

P.S. I am tired of constantly seeing Goldberg's hideous judgemental stares towards guests and her co-hosts on "The View" . She is always looking at someone like they are crazy- especially if they don't agree with her opinion. I want her to go away.

March 03 2011 at 12:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
grammabet

The Oscars, like the Grammys are boring.Downright fake in my opinion.

March 02 2011 at 9:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Zak

Woopie is just jealous that she hasn't been asked to do the awards again besides no one really misses her. I think Anne Hathaway looked terrific and did a very good job. Overall the show was somewhat boring with the lack of real talent from the presenters except for Kirk Douglas and Billy Crystal. Too much thank yous and not enough real comments from the winners. Most of the names they mention with their thank yous are unknown to the mass public.

March 01 2011 at 12:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
nitelady

Whoopie sucked when she hosted the Oscars and she sucks as a person. She's a has been! Time to move on.

March 01 2011 at 9:08 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
bubba1zfg

The Oscars are irrelevant and boring regardless of the host. Time to either shorten it or put it to rest.

March 01 2011 at 9:06 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Butch Whitmon

Whoopie is correct about Franco. On the other hand I think Ann Hathaway did a great job.
Whoopie did a good job hosting...granted, and likely would do so again. But she gives me the impression, on many subjects, that her word is wisdom from on high, not to be questioned. It is quite annoying. I enjoy much of her body of work.........but I'll be glad if and when she leaves the View. She's judgemental and narrow while professing to be open and liberal. The more paassion she feels about something, the more imtimitating she becomes. Barbara has had to take control from Whoopie many times. It is after all Barbara's show.

March 01 2011 at 9:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
pechusncream

For ALL of you saying that you didn't like Whoopie when she hosted the Oscars; well Thankfully MOST American viewers do NOT agree with you!! Whoopie made the Oscars so much FUN!! My favorite was when she dressed up as Queen Elizabeth. The parity was absolutely Hilarious!! She kept everybody in stitches & it was an awesome night every single time!!

March 01 2011 at 8:17 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
hughes

i hear heinz ward is going to be on dancing with the stars.i wonder if he went to dancing school like lynn swann did.thats why i think swann was such a good football player; he had all the right moves.

March 01 2011 at 8:11 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
happybz

I agree with Whoope. She knows how to handle all situations. Would love to see her Host again. I watch The View to listen to Whoopis thoughts and opinions

February 28 2011 at 11:56 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Michael

I loved when whoopie hosted the Oscars.... it was like being at a big party and Whoopie was the host. I remembered the one year when she was dressed in a different costume almost every 30 minutes to reflect each best picture nom. She had me in stiches and you really felt she had some level of control over the show. This year's Oscars reminded me of two kids trying to do a show in their livingroom. It was boring and you clap just to make them feel better. Bring Whoopie back!

February 28 2011 at 11:40 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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