5:15pm PT by Gregg Kilday
Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams to Supervise Music for the 84th Academy Awards
Composer Hans Zimmer and hip hop artist and producer Pharrell Williams will serve as music consultants for the 84th annual Academy Awards, which is being produced by Brian Grazer and Don Mischer.
It will be the first time both musicians have worked on the awards broadcast, which ABC will air Feb. 26, the Academy said.
Zimmer won the best score Oscar in 1995 for his work on The Lion King. He’s received eight other nominations, most recently for 2010’s Inception.
Although Zimmer has scored five films this year – ranging from the comedy The Dilemma to the animated movies Rango and Kung Fu Panda 2 to the sequels Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – he told the Hollywood Reporter in October that he planned to sit out any personal Oscar campaigning this year, saying “I just wanted to take a step back and say ‘I’m not in the race’.”
The Grammy-winning Williams composed the score for the 2010 animated movie Despicable Me and his songs have appeared in such films as Fast & Furious, The Brave One, Knocked Up and Mean Girls.