The pair are back; will they get it right this time?
Okay, ready for another awards season? The dust has barely settled on 2014’s selfie-centric Oscars, but the Academy are already looking ahead to another winter of speculation by confirming Neil Meron and Craig Zadan are returning as producers for a third ceremony in a row.
Zadan and Meron will work on The Oscars again
It’s not as if the pair have gleaned critical acclaim for their last two efforts; Seth Macfarlane’s ceremony was considered to be too focussed on musicals, while DeGeneres’ was criticised for being too boring. Perhaps the producer pair can find some middle ground considering they’re taking on the middle of the decade in 2015.
Ellen Degeneres did boost the ratings though, beating out MacFarlane and creating social media history by taking a selfie and getting the most amount of re-Tweets ever.
The pair said: "We are delighted to work with Cheryl… and the Academy to produce the Oscars for a third time. We're proud of the show's success over the last two years and are eager to embark on another entertaining show to honor this year's motion pictures,” in a statement.
Academy president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, said: "We couldn't be more thrilled to have Craig and Neil back to produce the Oscars again in 2015. Their showmanship has elevated the show to new heights and we are excited to keep the momentum going with this creative partnership."
The time between ‘award’ seasons is getting so small, we might as well just admit that while films are being released, it’s always award season. Just look at this ridiculous article suggesting that Leonardo DiCaprio might win an Oscar for playing Steve Jobs. It’s not like he hasn’t won one before.