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Oscars 2011: Joke-Free Hosts? Less Filler? Is Jack Back? Eggs?! Burning Qs Answered!

THE 83RD ACADEMY AWARDS® - James Franco (left) and Anne Hathaway (right)  will serve as co-hosts of the 83rd Academy Awards, Oscars telecast. Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live as "The 83rd Annual Academy Awards" on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/BOB D'AMICO)

It’s almost time for the annual conundrum: Many of us love to watch the Academy Awards, but by some accounts, last year’s telecast only ended, oh, about a week ago.

But maybe (he said optimistically) this year’s Oscars ceremony – airing Sunday, February 27, on ABC — can liven things up by tightening things up, bringing back one dissed category, and even hatching a Gaga-like egg in front of millions of viewers.

Bruce Cohen, a producer of the 83rd annual Academy Awards telecast, and Bruce Vilanch, a longtime/Emmy-winning writer for the show, answered TVLine’s burning questions about TV’s biggest night… about movies. READ MORE