Brett Ratner and Don Mischer to Produce the 84th Academy Awards

The director and producer team up for the Oscars which will telecast February 26.

Brett Ratner will produce The 84th Academy Awards
Brett Ratner will produce The 84th Academy Awards
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that Brett Ratner and Don Mischer will produce the 84th Oscars, airing on February 26:

Brett Ratner and Don Mischer will produce the 84th Academy Awards telecast, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announced today. This will be Brett Ratner's first involvement with the Oscar show; Don Mischer will for the second year in a row serve as a producer and as the telecast director.

"I was so impressed with Brett when I met with him to discuss the Oscar show," said Sherak. "He has an incredible love of film and its history and is a true student of the business of movies. He's unbelievably creative and knows how to take risks that are both interesting and inspiring. Together with Don Mischer - who, by the way, just earned an Emmy nomination for his work on the 83rd Academy Awards - I think these two will give us a fantastic Oscar show that you won't want to miss."

"I'm thrilled that Don will again bring his tremendous expertise to the Oscar telecast," said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. "And Brett has a really smart and fresh take for the show. They have great chemistry, and their vision meshed so well with ours."

"Making movies has been my dream since childhood, and I've been fortunate enough to have made several, but the Oscar show is in a league of its own," said Ratner. "It will be fantastic to work with a live television master like Don to meld the glamour of legendary Hollywood with the enormous talents who thrill moviegoers today."

"The Academy Awards are in a class by themselves, and I'm elated that the Academy has asked me to return," said Mischer. "I hope to take the wealth of knowledge I now have about the Oscars, which is a completely unique kind of show, and work with Brett to create an evening that is fast-paced, fun, and memorable to movie fans and Oscar fans everywhere."

Brett Ratner's work spans movies, including eight features; numerous television series; over 100 music videos; and a multitude of commercials. A native of Miami Beach, he is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where he now serves on the Dean's Council. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Simon Wiesenthal Center. Ratner's next directorial release is Tower Heist, due out in November, and he will soon begin directing The 39 Clues for DreamWorks, based on the popular young-adult book series published by Scholastic, as well as Hercules: The Thracian Wars for MGM. Ratner's film producing credits include Horrible Bosses, currently in release, as well as an upcoming adaptation of Snow White in which Julia Roberts will play the Queen. Additionally, Ratner has produced documentaries about the legendary photographer Helmut Newton and the actor John Cazale, and he executive produced the documentary Catfish as well as the upcoming Seriously Funny - The Comic Art of Woody Allen, which will debut on PBS in November as a two-part installment of the "American Masters" series.

In addition to the 83rd Academy Awards, Mischer's producer/director credits include We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at The Lincoln Memorial, The Kennedy Center Honors, several Super Bowl half-time shows and the opening ceremonies of both Winter and Summer Olympic Games. He has also produced specials with a wide range of musical performers, including Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé Knowles, Bono, Barbra Streisand, Justin Timberlake and Yo-Yo Ma. Among the many honors he has earned are 15 Emmy Awards, 10 Directors Guild of America Awards, two NAACP Image Awards and a Peabody Award.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

The Academy Awards episode 60.1, "The 84th Annual Academy Awards" stars Christian Bale, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Emma Stone, Rooney Mara, Bradley Cooper, Natalie Portman, Jonah Hill} and is directed by Don Mischer, Kabir Akhtar, Archie Gips, Christopher Guest, Henry Hobson, Troy Miller}.

Sources: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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  1. Summit10


    3 years agoby @summit10Flag

  2. Nicholaus XX

    Sounds like they are very confident that it'll be a great show with the help of these guys, let's see if they can make it happen.

    4 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  3. CUPID


    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  4. moviegeek

    Wow. Lack of confidence in this guy :P I don't think the producers really have as much of an immediate effect on how much the Oscars suck as the hosts do. It's there that they need to choose most wisely.

    4 years agoby @moviegeekFlag

  5. ZanyZap

    It'll suck.

    4 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  6. MadJohnsonProductions

    Get Billy Crystal to host the Oscars!

    4 years agoby @MadJohnsonProductionsFlag

  7. BruceWayne

    Brett Ratner is in the bottom 3 directors currently. This is sad.

    4 years agoby @brucewayneFlag

  8. J.P.


    4 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

  9. HighCaliberINC

    ...calling it before MW, official Anne Hathaway pic as catwoman on dkr website

    4 years agoby @highcaliberincFlag

  10. T.Clark

    Ratner will find some way to f*ck this up lol

    4 years agoby @insertusernamehereFlag

  11. Rated-X

    this man is beyond awful, he can not direct therefore he should not have the grace of hosting The Acadamy Awards- someone whose been graced by them or been nominated or won should...bring back Steve Martin and Alex Baldwin.

    4 years agoby @rated-xFlag

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