On ‘The View,’ 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.”
(Source: ABC-TV and TVSquad.com)