The Academy has announced its final tally for official producers of Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life.” They are Sarah Green, Bill Pohlad, Dede Gardner and Grant Hill.
On the outside is the film’s star, Brad Pitt, who is listed as a producer on the film and is also Gardner’s producing partner in Plan B Entertainment.
Academy rules permit no more than three producers to be nominated for best picture. An executive committee considered whether an exception should be made for “The Tree of Life” and while four were allowed, five were not.
Pitt does have two Oscar nominations, however. One as best actor for his performance in “Moneyball,” and a Best Picture nomination for his work producing “Moneyball.”
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Beverly Hills, CA – Producer credits for 84th Academy Awards® Best Picture nominee “The Tree of Life” have been determined by the Producers Branch Executive Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The official nominees for the film are Sarah Green, Bill Pohlad, Dede Gardner and Grant Hill.
Academy rules allow for no more than three producers to be nominated and to potentially receive Oscar® statuettes. The executive committee called a meeting to determine if “The Tree of Life” represented a “rare and extraordinary circumstance,” as described by the rules, and if any additional producer would be eligible. The committee determined that Green, Pohlad, Gardner and Hill functioned as genuine producers of the film and would be cited in the nomination.
Producers for the eight other motion pictures nominated in the Best Picture category – “The Artist,” “The Descendants,” “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” “The Help,” “Hugo,” “Midnight in Paris,” “Moneyball” and “War Horse” – were announced on January 24 and remain unchanged.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.