Make A Visit To The Academy On Oscar Week; Watch The Latest 007 Promo For The Big Show

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Watch the brand new promo for this year’s Oscars – hosted by Seth MacFarlane (shaken, not stirred) on February 24th on ABC. In early January producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced that the 85th Academy Awards would include a tribute to the James Bond movie franchise, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. In October The Academy presented “The Music of Bond: The First 50 Years.” Held 50 years to the day after the U.K. opening of the first Bond film, “Dr. No,” the evening paid homage to the memorable title songs and indelible scores that have become as celebrated as the films themselves.

In the week leading up to the Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present five public events celebrating this year’s nominees.  The Oscar Week events will feature screenings, film clips, and discussions with filmmakers and artists whose work has garnered nominations in the Animated Feature Film, Documentary, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Short Film categories.  All events will take place at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The Oscar Week schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, February 19, 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by actor Jason Schwartzman.  Schwartzman’s feature credits include “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “The Darjeeling Limited,” “I Heart Huckabees” and “Rushmore.”

“Oscar Celebrates: Shorts” includes screenings of all of the 2012 Oscar-nominated films in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories, plus onstage discussions with the filmmakers (schedules permitting).

Wednesday, February 20, 7:30 p.m.  
Hosted by Documentary Branch governor Michael Moore.  Moore won the 2002 Documentary Feature Oscar for “Bowling for Columbine” and also was nominated in 2007 for “Sicko.”

“Oscar Celebrates: Docs” spotlights the work of the nominated filmmakers in the Documentary Short Subject and Documentary Feature categories.  The program includes clips from all of the nominated documentaries in both categories, and panel discussions with filmmakers from each group (schedules permitting).

Thursday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.
Host to be announced on

“Oscar Celebrates: Animated Features” spotlights the nominated achievements in the Animated Feature Film category.  The nominees (schedules permitting) will discuss how their films were developed, reveal their creative processes, and present clips illustrating their techniques.

Saturday, February 23, 10 a.m.  
Moderated by Oscar-winning producer Mark Johnson.  Johnson, a two-time Academy Award® nominee, won the 1988 Oscar for “Rain Man.”

The directors of the motion pictures nominated in the Foreign Language Film category (schedules permitting) will discuss their experiences developing their projects, and address such wide-ranging topics as art, politics and the challenges of their profession.  This two-hour event also features brief clips from each of the nominated films.

Saturday, February 23, 2:30 p.m.  
Moderated by Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch governor Leonard Engelman.  Engelman’s feature credits include “Burlesque,” “Heat” and “The Accidental Tourist.”

Oscar Week’s culminating public event celebrates the nominated achievements in the Makeup and Hairstyling category.  The nominees (schedules permitting) will discuss their creative processes and present film clips, photographs and displays of their work, including appliances, molds and wigs.


Tickets will be available starting Friday, February 1, at 10 a.m., online at and by mail.  Tickets to the shorts, docs and animated feature events are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID.  Admission to Saturday’s events is free, but tickets are required.  The Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.  Doors open one hour prior to each event.  All seating is unreserved.  For more information, visit or call (310) 247-3600.

Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane.  The Oscar presentation will be televised live on the ABC Television Network and in more than 225 countries worldwide.



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