Reginald Hudlin to produce Oscars

The Oscars ranks as television’s #1 entertainment telecast.

Reginald Hudlin

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has tapped David Hill and Reginald Hudlin to produce the 88th annual Oscars.

Hudlin, who produced the slave themed movie “Django Unchained” has been an executive producer of the NAACP Awards show since 2012 and was the first President of Entertainment for BET Networks from 2005-09, where he oversaw programming.

His film credits include “Boomerang,” “The Great White Hype” and “House Party.” He earned a 2012 Best Picture Oscar nomReginald Hudlin copyination as a producer of Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” two years ago. His numerous television credits include executive producer on the animated show “The Boondocks,” “The Black Panther” and as director of series such as “Modern Family,” “New Girl”  and “The Office.”

Hudlin, will join Hill, an Emmy-winning live television producer to co-produce the show.

“I’m looking forward to working with the Academy again,” said Hudlin who also served as producer at the 6th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy.  “I love every kind of film and this year’s awards will be a celebration of the total range of cinema.”

The Oscars has consistently drawn an average audience of more than 40 million viewers for the past 10 years.  The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28 at the Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.

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