The Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences have announced that Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner will be producing their 95th Oscars ceremony, which will take place on March 12, 2023.
Weiss will also be directing the ceremony for the eighth consecutive year, and it marks his second time producing the Academy Awards, while Kirshner will be joining producing duties on the show for the first time. In a press release, the academy also announced that David Chamberlin will executive produce the red carpet show, while Lisa Love and Raúl Àvila will be its creative consultants.
The Oscars ceremony will also enlist the help of Kenny Gravillis as creative director, alongside Misty Buckley and Alana Billingsley as production designer.
In a joint statement, Academy CEO and President Bill Kramer and Janet Yang said that they are “thrilled to have Glenn and Ricky at the helm. Their expertise in live television production is exactly what the Oscars needs. We look forward to working closely with them, our board of governors, and the board’s awards committee to deliver an exciting and energized show. Joining them is an incredible slate of creative partners – David Chamberlin, Lisa Love, Raúl Àvila, Kenny Gravillis, Misty Buckley and Alana Billingsley – who will bring fresh ideas to the broadcast and the red carpet.”
On the other hand, Weiss and Kirshner jokingly said that “Bill made us ‘an offer we couldn’t refuse’ but he really ‘had us at hello’“, citing the films The Godfather and Jerry Maguire.
Disney’s Executive Vice President of Unscripted and Alternative Rob Mills said that the company “couldn’t be more excited to have live event veterans Glenn and Ricky as executive producers of the 95th Oscars telecast on ABC. Their experience and creativity are bar none, and we look forward to seeing their vision play out for Hollywood’s biggest night.”
Source: The Academy (Press release)