Proof once again how unusually young this year’s hosts are—James Franco is bringing his grandmother to the Oscars. “Grandmother is coming to the Oscars. The whole family is coming to the Oscars. That’s one of the nice things about being the host is you get to invite a bunch of people, so they are all coming.” Expect Granny, already a star on Funny Or Die, to get some screen time. “She can’t wait for it either. Every day she counts the number of hits that she gets. I think we’re up to 400,000. She gives me updates.”
While this is undeniably a sweet gesture to the family Franco, we kinda feel bad for aging front-row regulars like Jack Nicholson. It’s bad enough they have to watch these sexy young studs dance around with their skinny bodies and working hip bones—now they’re going to have to make small talk with these whippersnappers’ grandparents? Ah well, Jack’ll probably still appreciate Anne Hathaway.
Watch James’ video with Grandma in the gallery below—the hits will make her happy!