Danette Herman, who has worked for the Oscars in various capacities over the past thirty years, will return to the ceremony as the Coordinating Producer this year. Producer Bill Mechanic said in a statement, “Danette is a key ally for Adam and me as we plan out the talent aspects of the show. She’s a wealth of knowledge and will be a great creative resource for us.”
Producer Adam Shankman joined in, “I don’t think it’s possible to underestimate the challenges a show the size and scale of the Oscars. Danette is a warrior.” The 82nd Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at 5:30 AM PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The awards ceremony will take place Sunday, March 7, 2010, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network.