Brett Ratner and Don Mischer will co-produce the 2012 Oscar telecast, it was announced earlier today. Ratner has promised an emphasis on laughs. Something tells me he doesn’t mean the brainy Steve Martin or Bill Maher kind…no offense. I’m guessing he’ll coarsen things up and take the show in a kind of drop-your-pants Animal House direction. I’m just guessing. It’s probably safe to say that the show will also be a little less gay, by which I mean it’ll have less of a song-and-dance Las Vegas glitter vibe.

Movieline‘s Christopher Rosen nailed it when he wrote that “the only way Tom Sherak and Dawn Hudson could have enraged the online community further with the selection of an Oscar co-producer for 2012 is if they’d hired Michael Bay.”