Today we got word that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that writer, director, and producer Tyler Perry will make his debut on the 82nd Academy Awards as a presenter.
As we all know, Perry is probably best known for his big screen role as the sharp tongued Madea. Tyler Perry has become an industry unto himself with such profitable hits as Madea's Family Reunion, Why Did I Get Married? and Meet the Browns. This past year Perry, who writes, stars and usually directs
his own films, appeared in another filmmakers work for the first time when he played an Admiral in J.J. Abrams' summer blockbuster Star Trek.
The filmmaker made a bold step coming on board Lionsgate's Precious: Based on a novel 'Push' by Sapphire as an executive producer alongside Oprah Winfrey after its debut at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. While Perry isn't one of the three credited producers in Precious nomination for Best Picture, he and Winfrey deserve a tremendous amount of credit in helping the film reach a wider audience. It's unclear if Winfrey, a former nominee for her role in Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple, plans to attend the big show herself, but we expect that she may make an appearance in support of the film.
Oh, did we fail to mention that Perry’s next film Why Did I Get Married Too? opens nationwide on April 2.
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