The Academy has announced Raj Kapoor and Katy Mullan as the executive producers shepherding the 2024 Oscars. Kapoor will additionally serve as showrunner with Hamish Hamilton stepping in as director of the 96th Oscars. It will be Kapoor and Mullan’s first time to executive produce and Hamilton’s fourth time directing the Oscars. Kapoor notably worked on the show the past seven years, with this new post being a promotion from the producer position he most recently served for the 95th Oscars. The 96th Oscars will air live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide on Sunday, March 10, 2024.

Below the line, much of the team from the 2023 Oscars are returning to help produce the upcoming show, including creative director Kenny Gravillis, production designers Misty Buckley and Alana Billingsley, red carpet show executive producer David Chamberlin, and red carpet creative consultants Lisa Love and Raúl Àvila.

“Raj and Hamish have been incredible Oscars collaborators, and we are delighted to welcome them and Katy to lead the 96th Oscars,” said Academy CEO Bill Kramer and President Janet Yang as part of the announcement. “Their deep love of cinema, fresh vision, and tremendous live television expertise is perfect for our reinvigorated show. We’re excited to work with them and our remarkable creative team – Kenny Gravillis, Misty Buckley and Alana Billingsley, David Chamberlin, Lisa Love and Raúl Àvila – to deliver an exceptional show for audiences worldwide.”

This news comes after 2023 Oscar executive producers Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirschner opted to produce the upcoming revamp of the Golden Globes instead, counter to Kramer’s stated wish coming onto his CEO position that the Oscars “engage in multi-year partnerships with producers.”

“As a Canadian boy of South Asian descent and a girl from London who grew up watching the Oscars, dreaming of being part of it, this is a ‘pinch me’ moment!” said Kapoor and Mullan, the former an Emmy-winning executive producer of 2021 variety special “Adele: One Night Only,” and the latter a key member of global live event production company Done + Dusted (“Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration”). “This has been an exceptional year for the movies, and it’s an absolute privilege to be leading the team celebrating the global film industry and the astounding talents that bring these cinematic stories to life. We’re dedicated to making it a remarkable celebration for all.”

“Having worked with Raj, Katy and Hamish on many special and memorable projects over the years, we have full confidence in their vision for the 96th Oscars,” said Rob Mills, executive vice president, Unscripted and Alternative Entertainment, Walt Disney Television. “Their creativity, infectious energy and sincere love for the movies will be the ticket to making this year’s ceremony a night to remember.”

The 96th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at the Dolby® Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.

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