By all accounts, the 86th Oscar telecast was a huge success, launching the group selfie, featuring the glorious Lupita Nyong’o stealing the show and landing high ratings, most watched in 10 years!. I myself had no complaints. What do you do when you can’t complain about the Oscars? Ellen DeGenerous was a fantastic host, the speeches were powerful, history was made – there was water cooler controversies, dazzling vocal performances, nothing particularly embarrassing – it was a win-win. For once.
The Press Release:
RAIG ZADAN AND NEIL MERON RETURN TO PRODUCE THE 2015 OSCARS®
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Motion picture, television and theater producing team Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will return to produce the Oscars for a third consecutive year, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. The 87th Oscars will air live on the ABC Television Network on Oscar® Sunday, February 22, 2015.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Craig and Neil back to produce the Oscars again in 2015,” said Boone Isaacs. “Their showmanship has elevated the show to new heights and we are excited to keep the momentum going with this creative partnership.”
“This year’s show reached viewers of all ages and set social media records, proving that Craig and Neil are masters at tapping into the zeitgeist and capturing the hearts of movie fans around the world,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson.