Brett Ratner’s replacement for the Academy Awards is…

He has to fare better than this…

As you have probably heard by now on more than one occasion, Brett Ratner is officially out the door as the producer for the 2012 Academy Awards over some of the rather shocking comments he made during his “Tower Heist” promotional tour last week.

Now, we also know who the Academy has hired to replace him — veteran producer Brian Grazer. This is a man who has helped produce such films as “A Beautiful Mind” and “Apollo 13” — though in an ironic turn, he was also on board “Tower Heist” in the same role.

Next up for Grazer is finding a host — based on Twitter response alone, Tina Fey, Neil Patrick Harris, and Billy Crystal seem to be the leading candidates.

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