updated 01/31/2011 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 02/01/2011 AT 1:55 PM ET
But he can count on at least one cheering section inside Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre, where he’ll be taking the stage with fellow host Anne Hathaway.
“Grandmother is coming to the Oscars,” Franco, 32, tells Access Hollywood. “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.”