The Academy’s Oscar® Week begins celebrating 90 years of the Academy Awards in grand fashion. From Tuesday, February 27th through Sunday, March 4th, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a series of public programs celebrating this year’s nominees in several categories.
The series of Academy-presented public programs celebrating this year’s Oscar nominees include categories in Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Score, and Animated and Live Action Short Film categories. All events will be held at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills and Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.
OSCAR WEEK SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27 @ 7PM, SAMUEL GOLDWYN THEATER
OSCAR WEEK: SHORTS
Hosted by director Taika Waititi
2004 Oscar-nominee Waititi (live action short film “Two Cars, One Night”), most recently directed last year’s “Thor: Ragnarok.” The program will delve into the Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film categories with complete screenings of all the nominated films plus onstage panel discussions with the filmmakers (schedules permitting).
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH @ 7:30PM, SAMUEL GOLDWYN THEATER
OSCAR WEEK: DOCUMENTARIES
Hosted by Academy Documentary Branch Governors Kate Amend & Roger Ross Williams
All the films nominated in the Documentary Feature and Documentary Short Subject categories this year will be presented in an evening of clips and onstage discussions with the filmmakers (schedules permitting).
Amend is a film editor whose documentary feature credits include “The Case Against 8” and the Oscar winners “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport” and “The Long Way Home.” 2010 Academy Award-winner Williams (documentary feature “Music by Prudence”) also received an Oscar nomination in 2017 for the documentary feature “Life, Animated.”
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28th, 8:00 PM, Walt Disney Concert Hall
THE OSCAR CONCERT presented with the Los Angeles Philharmonic
With Thomas Wilkins, conductor; Terence Blanchard, trumpet; special guests, TBA
The Academy teams with the LA Philharmonic to present this year’s nominated scores live in concert. Thomas Wilkins will lead a celebration of the fascinating history of film music, and will include suites from each of this year’s Original Score Oscar nominees.
THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 7:30 PM, Samuel Goldwyn Theater
OSCAR WEEK: ANIMATED FEATURES
Hosted by directors Byron Howard & Rich Moore & producer Clark Spencer
Howard, Moore and Spencer took home Oscars for last year’s animated feature “Zootopia.” Howard’s other feature credits include the Oscar-nominated “Bolt, “ and “Tangled.” Moore’s other credits include the Oscar-nominated “Wreck-It Ralph” and its upcoming sequel “Ralph Breaks the Internet.” Spencer’s other credits include “Lilo & Stich,” and Wreck-It Ralph.” This year’s nominees in the Animated Feature Film category (schedules permitting) will discuss their creative processes and present clips illustrating their techniques.
SATURDAY, MARCH 3rd, 10 AM, Samuel Goldwyn Theater
OSCAR WEEK: FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Hosted by Academy Producers Branch Governor Mark Johnson
Johnson won the 1988 Best Picture Oscar for “Rain Man” and received a second nomination for “Bugsy.” The directors of the nominated films in the Foreign Language Film category (schedules permitting) will explore a wide range of topics, from their experiences developing their projects, to the challenges of their profession. The program will include clips from each of the nominated films.
SATURDAY, MARCH 3rd, 3 PM, Samuel Goldwyn Theater
OSCAR WEEK: MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING SYMPOSIUM
Hosted by Academy Makeup Artists & Hairstylists Branch Governors Lois Burwell, Leonard Engelman and Kathryn L. Blondell
In Oscar Week’s final public event, the nominees in the Makeup and Hairstyling category (schedules permitting) will reveal the secrets behind their on-screen work. Photographs, appliances, molds, wigs and other items will be on display in the theater lobby.
About your hosts: Burwell won an Oscar for her work on “Braveheart,” and was nominated for “Saving Private Ryan.” Her other feature credits include “Lincoln” and “The Princess Bride.” Engelman has served as a makeup artist on such features as “Burlesque,” “Heat,” “Moonstruck,” “Rocky IV,” and “Ghostbusters.” Blondell is a BAFTA-winning hairstylist for “The Aviator” whose other film credits include “The Revenant,” “Django Unchained,” “Shampoo” and “Harold and Maude.” In Oscar Week’s final public event, the nominees in the Makeup and Hairstyling category (schedules permitting) will reveal the secrets behind their on-screen work. Photographs, appliances, molds, wigs and other items will be on display in the theater lobby.
Tickets for events excluding the Oscar Concert are available online at Oscars.org and range in price from free to $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and $5 for the general public.
Tickets to the Oscar Concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall can be purchased via the LA Philharmonic’s website, prices vary. Doors open one hour prior to each event. All ticketed seating is unreserved.
For more information, visit Oscars.org or call (310) 247-3600.
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