Appointment marks film vet's first time working on Oscarcast

Production designer John Myhre has been tapped to design the 84th annual Academy Awards, telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer announced Thursday.

It’ll be Myhre’s first time serving 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 art direction Academy Awards for “Chicago” (2002) and for “Memoirs of a Geisha” (2005). He has three additional Oscar nominations for his work on “Elizabeth” (1998), “Dreamgirls” (2006) and “Nine” (2009).

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