Oscar-winning producer Donna Gigliotti
(“Shakespeare in Love
”) will produce the 91st Academy Awards with Emmy-winning director Glenn Weiss
set to co-produce and direct the annual awards show, to be broadcast in February 2019 on ABC
, Academy President John Bailey announced Monday.
This marks Weiss’ fourth consecutive year helming the Oscars. And yes, he is the one who proposed to his girlfriend while accepting an award (for his work on the 2018 Oscars) at the Emmys last month.
“Donna and Glenn will infuse new energy and vision into this 91st awards presentation, and we are excited about a broad-based creative relationship with these two artists,” Bailey said in a statement.
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“I’m grateful to the Academy and ABC for entrusting me with this very special opportunity,” said Gigliotti. “I’m sure it will prove to be a humbling, exhilarating and completely unique experience.