oscars9The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced today that William Ross will conduct the Oscar orchestra for the 85th Academy Awards later this month. The composer and arranger has previously conducted for the 79th and 83rd Academy Awards in 2007 and 2011. Ross has composed the music for such films as The Tale of Despereaux, Ladder 49, Tuck Everlasting and My Dog Skip. He also arranged music for artists including Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli and Michael Buble. Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 hosted by Seth MacFarlane will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. Check our our previous article for the nominees in the music categories.