For the five days leading up to the Oscars on Feb. 27, the academy will showcase nominees in the Animated Feature Film, Documentary, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Short Film categories. The events at the academy’s Samuel Goldwyn theater will include screenings, film clips and discussions with the nominated filmmakers and artists.
On the evening of Tuesday Feb. 22, four-time Oscar nominee Kenneth Branagh will host a screening of the five nominees in each of the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories and a discussion with the filmmakers.
On Wednesday evening, former Documentary Branch governor Michael Apted will steer a conversation with those nominated for both Documentary Short Subject and Documentary Feature awards.
On Thursday evening, animator and historian Tom Sito will oversee a symposium with the Animated Feature Film creators who will discuss their process and present clips from their films.
On Saturday morning, producer Mark Johnson, Foreign Language Film Award Committee chair, will lead a panel of the directors who helmed the nominees in this category.
And on Saturday afternoon, Leonard Engelman, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch governor, will present the nominees for Makeup who will discuss their techniques using film clips, photos and models.
Tickets to the evening programs are $3 for academy members and $5 for the public while the Saturday events are free. Reservations are required and can be made beginning Feb. 1 online at oscars.org