As Nikki Finke foretold:
Beverly Hills, CA (November 18, 2009) ‚Äî Hamish Hamilton will direct the 82nd Academy Awards¬Æ telecast, show producers Bill Mechanic and Adam Shankman announced today. It will be Hamilton‚Äôs first time directing the Oscar show.
‚ÄúHamish is a first-rate live-show director who will bring enthusiasm, experience and a fresh eye to the table,‚Äù said Shankman. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs also a master of working with all of the latest technology in television production, which speaks to the kind of cutting-edge show Bill and I are planning.‚Äù
‚ÄúAdam and I know that having Hamish at the helm will give us the right style and energy for the show we want to produce,‚Äù added Mechanic. ‚ÄúAnd his approach definitely won‚Äôt feel like ‚Äòbusiness as usual.‚Äô‚Äù