Join The Academy For Oscar Week Events February 25 – March 1

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The 86th Academy Awards are just 30 days away! Still deciding on your favorites? Go HERE for a list of the nominees.

The Academy has announced it will present a slate of public events leading up to the 86th Oscars where they’ll be celebrating this year’s nominees. If you’re in the Hollywood area (Feb 25 – March 1) and an Oscar fan, you wont want to miss these fantastic events!

Events at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills will focus on the films nominated for Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, and the Short Film categories.

Something new this year is the live concert at UCLA’s Royce Hall in Los Angeles highlighting the nominated musical scores and songs.


The Oscar Week schedule is as follows:

Animated and Live Action Shorts
Tuesday, February 25, 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by actor Kevin Pollak.  Pollak’s film credits include “The Whole 10 Yards,” “3000 Miles to Graceland,” “The Usual Suspects,” and “Casino.”

The program includes screenings of all of the 2013 Oscar-nominated films in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories, plus onstage discussions with the filmmakers (schedules permitting).

Wednesday, February 26, 7:30 p.m.  
Hosted by Oscar-winning directors Rob Epstein and Barbara Kopple.  Epstein’s credits include “Howl,” “Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt” and “The Times of Harvey Milk.  Kopple’s credits include “Shut Up & Sing,” “American Dream” and “Harlan County, U.S.A.”

The program includes clips from all of the films nominated for Documentary Feature and Documentary Short Subject, and panel discussions with filmmakers from each group (schedules permitting).

Oscar Concert
Thursday, February 27, 8 p.m.
Event details will be announced on

For the first time, the Academy’s Oscar Week events will include a celebration of the nominated musical scores and songs.

Animated Features
Friday, February 28, 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by actor John C. Reilly.  Reilly’s credits include “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Carnage,” “Chicago” and “Boogie Nights.”

The nominees in the Animated Feature Film category (schedules permitting) will discuss how their films were developed, reveal their creative processes and present clips illustrating their techniques.

Foreign Language Films
Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m.  
Moderated by Producers Branch governor Mark Johnson with introduction by director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.  Johnson, a two-time Academy Award® nominee, won the 1988 Best Picture Oscar for “Rain Man.” Henckel von Donnersmarck’s film credits include “The Tourist” and “The Lives of Others.”

The directors of the movies nominated in the Foreign Language Film category (schedules permitting) will discuss their experiences developing their projects, as well as address wide-ranging topics such as the challenges of their profession.  This two-hour event includes brief clips from each of the nominated films.
Free admission; limit two tickets.

Makeup and Hairstyling
Saturday, March 1, 3 p.m.  
Moderated by Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch governor Leonard Engelman.  Engelman’s feature credits include “Burlesque,” “Heat,” “The Accidental Tourist” and “Ghostbusters.”

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.  Free admission; limit two tickets. 

Tickets for L.A. events (with the exception of the Oscar Concert at Royce Hall) will be available at starting Monday, February 3 at 10 a.m. PT.

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 the Saturday 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.


Upcoming Events in New York

Documentary Features

February 14-16

Special Screening of “Network”

Tuesday, February 18

Animated, Live Action and Documentary Shorts

Saturday, February 22

Upcoming Events in Washington, DC

Global Glimpses

February 14-16

Showcase of Nominated Documentaries and Shorts

February 26 – March 2

86th Academy Awards, Nominations Announcements

For more information, visit or call (310) 247-3600.

Hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® and televised live on the ABC.  Watch the new Oscar promo HERE.



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