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 Ratner’s first involvement with the Oscar show; 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.”
Brett Ratner, you may recall, was the creative mastermind behind the oh-so-risky and inspiring “Rush Hour” movies and “X-Men: The Last Stand.” Mischer was at least partially responsible for James Franco cross-dressing at this year’s ceremony.
Oh, Academy, you keep trying to be “hip,” but I do not think that word means what you think it means.