British Director Hamish Hamilton Handed The Reins Of This Year’s Oscar Ceremony

Photo courtesy of J. Vespa/WireImage

Photo courtesy of J. Vespa/WireImage

Adrienne Tyler
Staff Writer

British director Hamish Hamilton will be in charge of directing the 86th Academy Awards ceremony. This is the second time for Hamilton after directing the 82nd Oscars ceremony in 2010, which was hosted by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin.

Hamilton is best known for directing award shows and concert videos, some of his latest works being Beyoncé’s Super Bowl half-time show and last year’s VMAs.

He was awarded with the BAFTA Special Award on april of last year, and won a second BAFTA for Multi-Camera Directing the London Olympic Opening Ceremonies. He will also direct Bruno Mars performance for this year’s Super Bowl Half-Time Show.

Other members of the production team for the Oscars, as announced by producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, include:

Choreography by Tony Winner Rob Ashford, William Ross will be the Music Director and in addition to host Ellen Degeneres team writers will include Kristin Gore (Futurama), Amy Ozols (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), and Jon Macks (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno)

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