It was announced today, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, that the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will celebrate Oscar nominees with five events at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif. The events will feature nominees of feature films, documentaries, foreign language films, short films and discuss the art of makeup and hair styling.
The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m.
OSCAR CELEBRATES: SHORTS
Hosted by actor Jason Schwartzman
“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.
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.
OSCAR CELEBRATES: DOCS
Hosted by Documentary Branch governor Michael Moore
“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.
Thursday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.
OSCAR CELEBRATES: ANIMATED FEATURES
“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, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.
OSCAR CELEBRATES: FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS
Moderated by Oscar-winning producer Mark Johnson.
The directors of the motion pictures nominated in the Foreign Language Film category 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, Feb. 23, 2:30 p.m.
OSCAR CELEBRATES: MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Moderated by Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch governor Leonard Engelman.
Oscar celebrates the nominated achievements in the Makeup and Hairstyling category. The nominees 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, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m., online at www.oscars.org 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 oscars.org or call (310) 247-3600.
The 85th Annual Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 24 and will be held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. The night will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane live on ABC and will be televised in more than 225 countries worldwide.
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Whatever your movie choice this week, please remember your movie theater etiquette: silence your cell phones and no texting, please don’t talk during the film and remove your children if they become a distraction to other audience members. Don’t forget that laughing, crying and cheering are always approved behavior and even encouraged.
-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com