John Myhre Named Production Designer for 2012 Oscar® Show

Beverly Hills, CA (November 17, 2011) – Academy Award®-winning production designer John Myhre will design the 84th Academy Awards®, telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer announced today. This will be the first time Myhre has served as production designer for the Oscars®.

"John is a prolific production designer, who has created some of the most intriguing sets that we've ever seen," said Grazer and Mischer. "His cinematic perspective will be a great contribution to our team dynamic and the show itself."

Myhre won Academy Awards in the Art Direction category in 2002 for "Chicago" and in 2005 for "Memoirs of a Geisha." He has three additional Oscar nominations for his work on "Elizabeth" (1998), "Dreamgirls" (2006) and "Nine" (2009). Myhre's other production design credits include "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," "Wanted," "Ali" and "X-Men."

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

Contact Information

Toni Thompson
tthompson@oscars.org

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