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Posted at 1:54 PM ET, 02/25/2011

Oscars 2011: Now even the Academy Award broadcast has its own spoilers

By Liz Kelly


Is this video, posted by James Franco to Twitter, a clue about what's in store for Sunday's Academy Awards?

Consider yourself warned. If you plan to spend Sunday evening ooh-ing and aah-ing over each little surprising costume change or skit planned for the Oscar broadcast, then DO NOT READ THIS BLOG POST.

Okay, everyone's still here, right?

So, Nikke Finke at Deadline.com apparently got her claws on a detailed schedule for the evening's ceremony, complete with "scenic transitions," costume changes and the play-by-play on hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway's opening sketch. Finke dubs the evening a "snorefest."

Vulture summarized it nicely:

Hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway will open the show with a Billy Crystal-inspired pre-filmed comedic sketch in which they appear in scenes from the year's ten Best Picture nominees. Then they welcome the audience into the night's first "scenic transition," or "virtual reality lookbacks," with a "Gone With the Wind" sketch. Other such transitions include sketches involving the first-ever Oscars and "Lord of the Rings." As the show continues, Franco and Hathaway pop up a lot, and they make at least five wardrobe changes.

Five costume changes? It's unprecedented. Please let at least one involve Franco in drag.

The rundown also mentions a surprise "guest host" who will do a monologue. Charlie Sheen?

Source: Deadline via Vulture

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By Liz Kelly  | February 25, 2011; 1:54 PM ET
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Comments

Amusing cross-promotion for the Academy Awards on today's General Hospital when James Franco returned-- for about two minutes -- as "Franco". He was dressed in a tux, talking to one of the characters by phone and saying he had "a really big event to go to" adding, "That's what you get when you spend your spring stuck between a rock and a hard place." Very clever.

Posted by: jwkp0515 | February 25, 2011 5:25 PM | Report abuse

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