The Academy has found their Dream team: Oscar nominated producer Laurence Mark (Jerry Maguire) and Oscar winning screenwriter Bill Condon (Gods and Monsters) have been recruited to produce this year's Academy Awards. The two have previously teamed up on Dreamgirls, which was nominated for eight Oscars and won two (including one for Jennifer Hudson).
This bodes well for those looking for some new blood in the Oscar telecast (last year's producer, Gil Cates, has helmed 14 shows in the past 18 years). It also means the host should be announced any day now (we already knew Jon Stewart was doing this year's show by this time last year). Could our gal Ellen return for a second shot at Hollywood's biggest night?
UPDATE: Or could it be ... Ricky Gervais?