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Oscars 2011: James Franco and Anne Hathaway promo released

A promo trailer for this year's Oscar ceremony has gone online.

It stars hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway, and crams in several silly (and extremely LOL-worthy) skits as the pair prepare for the big night.

Could Oscar be bang on the money with this combo? For one thing, they're likely to drag in a significantly younger audience, and both possess formidable comedy chops.

Hathaway proved her peerless performing skills two years ago when then-host Hugh Jackman whipped her onstage for a song-and-dance number.

Franco could be forgiven for being a little nervous on the night though, as he's one of the nominees for the Best Actor award.

Check out the promo below:

The ceremony will be held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on 27th February 2011.