James Franco must be Hollywood's best multitasker.

James Franco must be Hollywood's best multitasker.

For the 83rd annual Academy Awards, he's scheduled to co-host with Anne Hathaway and also has the distinction of being a nominee (a Best Actor nod for "127 Hours"). If he wins, he could cut out the middleman by handing himself the trophy and thanking himself if the ceremony runs too long.

The show, airing live on ABC Sunday, beginning at 8:30 p.m., offers one of the most diverse Best Picture lineups in recent memory.

Nominees in that category range from the ballet drama "Black Swan" to the mind-tripping sci-fi flick "Inception" to the family comedy "Toy Story 3" to the Western "True Grit." Other nominees include "The Fighter," "The Kids Are All Right," "The King's Speech," "127 Hours," "The Social Network" and "Winter's Bone."

Other highlights for the week of Feb. 27-March 5.


"The Tudors" (8 p.m., Showtime). King Henry takes the fifth: That is, a fifth wife. Oh, if only she had an Internet dating service to direct her to better men.


"General Hospital" (3 p.m., ABC). That very busy James Franco is working on a soap today. "Bethenny Getting Married?" (10 p.m., Bravo). In the second season, the reality TV star has a baby, a husband and a blooming business to keep her hopping. But unlike millions of other women in similar situations, she has a weekly series to vent her frustrations.


"American Idol" (8 p.m., Fox). Audience voting is here at last, as the top 10 male vocalists vie for your attention.


"Harry Connick Jr. in Concert on Broadway" (9:30 p.m., PBS). Connick's show from the Neil Simon Theatre showcases his roots in New Orleans jazz. "Hoarding: Buried Alive" (10 p.m., TLC). A second season opens on the lives of people who are allowing their possessions to take over.


"Parks & Recreation" (9:30 p.m., NBC). Leslie (Amy Poehler) saves the day by riding into town on a little pony. Her feet drag on the ground, but it's all good.


"42nd NAACP Image Awards" (8 p.m., Fox). Former Secretary of State Colin Powell will receive the 2011 President's Award during the ceremony airing live from Los Angeles. "Beast Hunter" (9 p.m., National Geographic Channel). Host Pat Spain looks for creatures of legend — like the Man Ape of Sumatra and the Swamp Monster of the Congo. Sounds like the makings of a SyFy movie.