Steven Soderbergh is going to the Oscars as a maker of the show.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday declared a threesome of achieved makers who will supervise the 2021 honor show that incorporates the Oscar-winning Soderbergh (“Traffic,” “Erin Brockovich”), Emmy-selected maker Jesse Collins and Oscar-assigned maker Stacey Sher.
This will be their first time creating the show.
“The forthcoming Oscars is the ideal event for advancement and for re-imagining the opportunities for the entertainment expo. This is a fantasy group who will react straightforwardly to these occasions,” said Academy President David Rubin and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson in a joint proclamation.
“The Academy is excited to work with them to deliver an event that reflects the worldwide love of movies and how they connect us and entertain us when we need them the most.”
Typically held in February or March to finish off Hollywood’s honors season, the Oscars will this year occur in April because of postponements brought about by the Covid pandemic.
“We’re excited and scared in equivalent measure. Due to the unprecedented circumstance we’re all in, there’s an occasion to zero in on the films and the individuals who make them in another manner, and we want to make a show that truly FEELS like the motion pictures we as a whole love,” said Collins, Sher and Soderbergh in a joint proclamation.
Collins has created numerous entertainment pageants and TV specials including the Grammy Awards and the BET Awards. Sher is an Oscar-designated maker known for films like “Django Unchained” and “Erin Brockvich.”
The Academy Awards airs Sunday, April 25, 2021.