Steven Soderbergh among producers for next year's Oscars
December 8, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.
Steven Soderbergh is going to the Oscars -- as a producer of the show.
(CNN)Steven Soderbergh is going to the Oscars -- as a producer of the show.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and ABC on Tuesday announced a trio of accomplished producers who will oversee the 2021 award show that includes the Oscar-winning Soderbergh ("Traffic," "Erin Brockovich"), Emmy-nominated producer Jesse Collins and Oscar-nominated producer Stacey Sher.
Usually held in February or March to close out Hollywood's awards season, the Oscars will this year take place in April due to delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Because of the extraordinary situation we're all in, there's an opportunity to focus on the movies and the people who make them in a new way, and we hope to create a show that really FEELS like the movies we all love," said Collins, Sher and Soderbergh in a joint statement.
Collins has produced many awards shows and television specials including the Grammy Awards and the BET Awards.
Sher is an Oscar-nominated producer known for films like "Django Unchained" and "Erin Brockvich. "
The Academy Awards airs Sunday, April 25, 2021.