"Little Miss Sunshine" producer Ron Yerxa and former Academy executive director Bruce Davis have been named the co-chairs of the Oscar foreign language executive committee.
On Thursday, Mark Johnson, who chaired the committee for the last 12 years, confirmed that the two men would replace him.
Last year, Yerxa served as the vice-chair of the committee while Davis had been instrumental in helping Johnson make crucial changes to the voting process for the foreign language film category.
"I completely endorse this strong duo," Johnson said in a quick interview Thursday morning. "Both bring a real passion for foreign language film. Ron is a real...