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奥斯卡主持打貌美牌 新老影星代沟凸显
Young Oscar hosts highlight Hollywood generation gap

[ 2011-03-02 09:14]     字号 [] [] []  
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奥斯卡主持打貌美牌 新老影星代沟凸显

Oscar organizers tried something unprecedented in the awards' 83-year history on Sunday -- entrusting a young, attractive pair of Hollywood stars, James Franco and Anne Hathaway, to host the film industry's highest honors.

Oscar organizers tried something unprecedented in the awards' 83-year history on Sunday -- entrusting a young, attractive pair of Hollywood stars to host the film industry's highest honors.

And the two newly minted masters of ceremony, James Franco and Anne Hathaway, wasted no time acknowledging their youth, and the notion that their presence might help lure a generation of television viewers who have increasingly tuned out the Oscars in recent years.

"Anne," I must say, you look so beautiful and so hip," Franco, 32, himself a nominee as best actor, deadpanned as the two walked on stage to open the show.

Early in the show, presenter Justin Timberlake, an actor-singer popular with the young-adult crowd, appeared to use a smart-phone computer app to illuminate a "Shrek" backdrop to introduce awards for animated films.

Two films wildly popular with young moviegoers this past year, "Twilight" sequel "Eclipse" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," figured prominently in a pre-taped comic lip-syncing sequence.

But the show hardly turned its back on Hollywood of yesteryear. Kirk Douglas, 94, his speech badly slurred from a stroke 15 years ago, shuffled on stage with a cane to present the first acting award, the Oscar for best supporting actress, which went to Melissa Leo for "The Fighter."

Douglas, himself, alluded to the Oscar generation gap in complimenting Hathaway on her looks.

"She's gorgeous," he said as the young actress blew him kisses. "Where were you when I was making pictures?"

A short time later, the night's Oscar winner for best original screenplay, David Seidler, 73, for "The King's Speech," proclaimed in his acceptance speech that he was the oldest person ever to claim that award.

The program frequently conjured up images and music from Oscar-winning film blockbusters of yore, from "Gone with the Wind" to "Star Wars" and "Titanic."

The tension between young and old was orchestrated by producers, who have said they sought to reconnect movie fans with Hollywood history while giving the show a contemporary feel that would attract viewers in the key 18- to- 49-year-old ratings demographic prized by advertisers.

(Read by Renee Haines. Renee Haines is a journalist at the China Daily Website.)


















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(中国日报网英语点津 崔旭燕 编辑:陈丹妮)


entrust: to make somebody responsible for doing something or taking care of somebody(委托;交托;托付)

tune out: to stop listening to something(不理睬;思想开小差)

hip: following or knowing what is fashionable in clothes, music, etc. (衣服、音乐等方面)时髦的,赶时髦的

deadpan: without any expression or emotion; often pretending to be serious when you are joking(面无表情的;不带感情色彩的;假装正经的)

lip-syncing: 对嘴配音

slur: to pronounce words in a way that is not clear so that they run into each other(含混不清地说话)

conjure up: 使呈现于脑际(或眼帘)

of yore: long ago(很久以前)

orchestrate: to organize a complicated plan or event very carefully or secretly(精心安排;策划;密谋)