James Franco and Anne Hathaway have been chosen as the hosts for the 2011 Academy Awards.

Show producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer made the announcement, saying that the pair "personify the next generation of Hollywood icons".

They also said that they hoped that Franco and Hathaway could "showcase their incredible talents and entertain the world".

"We are completely thrilled that James and Anne will be joining forces with our brilliant creative team to do just that."