84th Academy Awards Music Consultants

Oscar®-winning composer Hans Zimmer and Grammy® Award-winning songwriter and producer Pharrell Williams will serve as music consultants for the 84th Academy Awards, telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer announced. This will be the first time the composers have worked on the Oscar show.

Hans Zimmer

Zimmer won an Oscar in 1994 for Original Score for "The Lion King" and has received eight additional nominations for Original Score. His credits include "Rain Man," "Driving Miss Daisy," "Thelma & Louise," "The Preacher's Wife," "As Good as It Gets," "The Thin Red Line," "The Prince of Egypt," "Gladiator," "Black Hawk Down," "Madagascar," "The Da Vinci Code," "The Dark Knight," "Frost/Nixon," "Sherlock Holmes" and "Inception." His most recent credits include "Rango," "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," "Kung Fu Panda 2" and the upcoming "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows" and "The Dark Knight Rises." Zimmer has earned 10 Grammy nominations and won four.

"It is a great privilege to serve the Academy in this role and to help celebrate and honor this year's incredible artistry," stated Zimmer.

Pharrell Williams

Williams is a prolific producer-singer-songwriter who has also written for feature films. He has been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards and has won three. Williams' songs have appeared on the soundtracks of such films as "Any Given Sunday," "Kiss of the Dragon," "Rush Hour 2," "Zoolander," "Bringing down the House," "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," "50 First Dates," "Hitch," "The 40 Year-Old Virgin," "Date Movie" and "Knocked Up." He wrote the original song score for "Despicable Me."

"I am honored to work with my mentor and teacher, Hans Zimmer and I have wanted to collaborate with Brian Grazer on something for years," said Williams. "I cannot believe I will be joining them and their teams on the most prestigious show of the year, the Academy Awards."

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Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer

Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams