Neptunes and N.E.R.D. producer Pharrell Williams has been hired to provide musical supervision for the 84th Academy Awards on February 26th alongside Inception composer Hans Zimmer. Williams and Zimmer will serve as musical consultants for the ceremony, a role that has not existed in previous versions of the awards show.
The Academy Awards have rarely included musical performances aside from nominated songs, comedy skits and a performance in memoriam of recently deceased stars. It’s unclear exactly what Williams and Zimmer will be doing for the broadcast, but if the two collaborate and play to their musical strengths, the Oscars ceremony may sound something like a very ominous strip club this year.