London: Anne Hathaway has defended her Oscar ceremony performance, which was dubbed the "worst ever" by critics.
The 28-year-old hosted the ceremony in February with 127 Hours star James Franco.
"The critics were tough," the Daily Mail quoted Hathaway as telling on US morning programme, The Today Show.
"They called it the worst show ever. I think that qualifies as tough," she added.
The actress also said that she took comfort in the fans who liked her performance.
"I try to think about the Oscars in several ways now," she said
"There was the critical reaction, which was awful, and then there is the people who have been coming up to me afterwards who stop and say "I thought it was fantastic. I watched it with my family and we loved it".
"I am very grateful to those people," she added.
Hathaway said she still greatly enjoyed being the youngest ever host of the Academy Awards.
"I got to walk out and see all those people and I will always have that and be able to tell my grandkids about it hopefully,' she added.