Here’s some interesting news that was released today. With so many of us speculating about what the Oscars will look like this time around, the academy has decided to name their producers for the 2021 show. In an interesting twist, they go with a filmmaker who has experience in various media and who types in Steven Soderbergh. Soderbergh will co-produce with Jesse Collins and Stacey Sher, making it a tripartite team this time around. The team will make the Oscars something completely different this season, even more than it should already be. Read on to find out more about the news …
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Collins, Sher, and Soderbergh are a sign that the 93rd Academy Awards will be televised in one way or another. It’s good news, even if the Oscars are still virtual in some ways. If nothing else, Soderbergh and the company should bring some welcome innovation to things and modernize everything in some way. We’ll see what happens in April when the show ends, but there’s still a bit of intrigue regarding the ceremony. If nothing else, April 25th is going to be an experimental show to some extent, and that’s worth trying, especially this year.
Here is part of their story:
In the surest sign that the Academy of Arts and Sciences for Feature Films has committed to holding a televised 93rd Academy Awards on April 25 – in one form or another, despite the raging pandemic – the organization announced on Tuesday announced that Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins have agreed to produce the show, which will air on ABC.
Soderbergh, of course, is a seasoned director who came on stage with Sex, Lies, and Videotape from 1989 and won an Oscar for Best Director for Traffic of 2000. Sher is a two-time Oscar-nominated producer whose first nomination was for the production of Soderbergh’s other 2000 film, Erin Brockovich, and whose second nomination was for the production of Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 picture Django Unchained. And Collins now has considerable experience producing televised awards – including the 2019 Grammys for which he received an Emmy nomination. He will also be producing the next Grammys and Super Bowl LV Halftime Show.
“The upcoming Oscars are the perfect opportunity for innovation and to rethink the options for the award ceremony,” said Academy President David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson in a statement. “This is a dream team that will respond directly to these times. The Academy looks forward to working with them to deliver an event that reflects the worldwide love of film and how they connect and entertain us when we need it most. “
Collins, Sher and Soderbergh added in a statement: “We are equally excited and scared. Because of the extraordinary situation we all find ourselves in, there is an opportunity to focus on the films and the people who are producing them in new ways and we hope to create a show that really feels like the films, that we all love. “
Stay tuned for more!