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Oscars producers on landing Queen, going host-less and dealing with this year’s ‘curveballs’

Just days before Sunday night’s show, The Times spoke by phone with Gigliotti, who has produced such films as “Shakespeare in Love,” “Hidden Figures” and “Silver Linings Playbook,” and Weiss, who won an Emmy last year for directing the 90th Oscars, about the sometimes bumpy road to this year’s Academy Awards and why they are nevertheless fully confident it will be a night to remember.