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(Update Dec. 29) Pharrell Williams & Hans Zimmer To Compose The 2012 84th Academy Awards

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Official Poster To The 84th Academy Awards

Here is the Official Poster to the 84th Academy Awards. The ceremony is set to take place on February 26, 2012 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California.

Updated: December 11th

Hans Zimmer Talks Inviting Pharrell To Join Him For The Oscars

Hans Zimmer apparently invited Pharrell Williams to join him during a phone conversation. Talking to EW, Williams stated that they had initially been discussing their online-music venture UJAM when Zimmer said: ‘Hey, I have this idea. They asked me about the Oscars, and I thought about you. Would you be into it?’ Williams further elaborates: ‘I was like, ‘H- yeah.’ So he said, ‘Okay, it’s settled. We’ll do it as partners.’. I don’t want to lessen the impact of what we’re trying to do, but it’s some really interesting things. I think people will be very surprised. We’ll be writing a lot of music, we’ll be doing what you assume the job entails, but beyond what you would expect. It’s different. It’s an interesting opportunity. [Hans and I] are both other-minded folks. We’re other. We’re not cut from the regular cloth. So we have to do other things.’

Updated: December 10th
Pharrell Talks About Composing For The Academy Awards
“As always I’m thankful. It’s something I watched since I was a kid and I never dreamt as a child that I’d be working on the show,”
Pharrell said in a statement to BET.com. “I am honored to work with my mentor and teacher, Hans Zimmer, and I have wanted to collaborate with Brian Grazer on something for years,” “I cannot believe I will be joining them and their teams on the most prestigious show of the year, The Academy Awards.” “It’s for moments like this that I created i am OTHER. We must push forward, think outside of the box and raise the bar with everything that we do,” he said.

Updated: December 9th
Fuuuuuckkkkk Yeaaaaaarrgghhhhh, Can’t Wait for THIS!! The 2012 Academy Awards have tapped Hans Zimmer And Pharrell Williams as Music Consultants. Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer and Grammy-winning hip-hop artist and producer Pharrell Williams have been set to supervise the music for the awards show. They will serve as musical consultants, the first time either has done it. Oscarcast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer were looking for an opportunity to inject music into the program that touches on Zimmer’s classical flair, and the hip hop, R&B and pop sensibilities that Williams is known for. Zimmer won a Best Original Score Oscar for The Lion King, and was nominated eight other times. His film scores included Sherlock Holmes, Inception, Gladiator, The Da Vinci Code, the last three Pirates of the Caribbean films, and all three of Chris Nolan’s Batman films, including the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises. He has won Four Grammy’s and been nominated Six other times.

Williams has won Three Grammy’s as an artist and producer, and he wrote the original score for Despicable Me. His songs have been on the soundtracks of films ranging from Any Given Sunday to The 40 Year Old Virgin.Hans is one of the most accomplished and creative film composers of our time, and Pharrell is a phenomenal songwriter with an amazing list of credits,” said Grazer and Mischer in an AMPAS statement. “This is an exciting and prestigious collaboration that promises to take the audience on a musical journey.” When he spoke to TheWrap two years ago, Zimmer criticized the Oscar music category for being a few years behind the times. “The Oscars are important to give us artistic courage,” he said. “But I also think the Academy has a responsibility to keep relevant.” The 84th Academy Awards ceremony is set to take place on February 26, 2012 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California.

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