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Brian Grazer to Replace Brett Ratner as Producer of the 84th Academy Awards


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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has tapped Brian Grazer to replace Brett Ratner as a co-producer of the 84th Academy Awards, along with Don Mischer.

Ratner (along with host Eddie Murphy) resigned earlier this week after an uproar over an anti-gay slur he made last week during a panel discussion.

“Brian Grazer is a renowned filmmaker who over the past 25 years has produced a diverse and extraordinary body of work,” said Academy president Tom Sherak. “He will certainly bring his tremendous talent, creativity and relationships to the Oscars.”

“I am thrilled to welcome Brian Grazer as my partner and that we will be collaborating to produce an outstanding show,” said Mischer.

“It’s very gratifying to be part of a show that honors excellence in the medium to which I have devoted so much of my career,” said Grazer. “Don is a legend, and I am excited to work with him.”

Grazer has earned four Academy Award nominations. He won a best picture Oscar in 2001 for A Beautiful Mind. In 1984, Grazer was nominated in the writing category for Splash, and he received best picture nominations in 1995 and 2008 for Apollo 13 and Frost/Nixon, respectively. His other film credits include Spies Like Us, Kindergarten Cop, The Nutty Professor, Liar Liar, 8 Mile and Cinderella Man. His current projects include the upcoming J. Edgar and the recently released Tower Heist.

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