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Oscars production team adds Questlove, Dream Hampton and David Rockwell


Oscar producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh have announced 14 key members of the production team for the 93rd Academy Awards.

Rob Paine (“A West Wing Special To Enjoy When We All Vote”) will serve as supervising producer, while co-producer Raj Kapoor (“Grammy Awards”) joins the Oscars for the fifth consecutive year, overseeing content and screen performance. Taryn Hurd (Governors Awards) joins the Oscars for the eighth consecutive year as a talented producer, while lead writer Jon Macks (“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno”) returns for his 24th Oscarcast. Amberia Allen (“The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”), Rodney Barnes (“The Things That Make Whites Uncomfortable”) and Mitchell Marchand (“The Upshaws”) Return As Writers For The Oscars . Production designer David Rockwell (founder and president of Rockwell Group) returns after designing the 81st and 82nd Oscars, and lighting designer Robert Dickinson (“The Kennedy Center Honors”) is back for his 32nd Oscarcast.

Co-producers Jeannae Rouzan-Clay (“BET Awards”) and Dionne Harmon (“Super Bowl LV Halftime Show Starring the Weeknd”) join the Oscar production team for the first time. Writers Dream Hampton (HBO’s “Treasure”) and Richard LaGravenese (“The Fisher King”) also join the team, along with Questlove (founding member of The Roots), who will be the show’s musical director.

This year’s Oscar nominations, announced on March 15, were the most diverse and inclusive in the ceremony’s 93-year history. Two directors, Chloé Zhao of “Nomadland” and Emerald Fennell of “Promising Young Woman”, were nominated for best director. Nine of the 20 interim nominees are people of color, including Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”), the late Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”), Steven Yeun and Yuh-Jung Youn (“Minari”) , Andra Day (“United States vs. Billie Holiday”), Leslie Odom Jr. (“A Night in Miami”) and Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield (“Judas and the Black Messiah”).

Only guests and presenters will attend the ceremony this year, which will be broadcast live on ABC on April 25.