You’re invited to celebrate Oscars week at the Academy

For the five days leading up to the Oscars on March 2, 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. 25, Kevin Pollak will host a screening of the five nominees in each of the Animated Short and Live Action Short categories and lead a discussion with the filmmakers.

On Wednesday evening, Oscar-winning filmmakers Rob Epstein (“The Times of Harvey Milk”; “Common Threads: Stories From the Quilt”) and Barbara Kopple (“Harlan County, USA”; “American Dream”) will steer a conversation with those nominated for both Documentary Short Subject and Documentary Feature awards.

On Thursday evening, there will be a concert featuring selections from the nominated scores and songs. 

On Friday evening, John C. Reilly will preside over 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 & Hairstyling 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 online at oscars.org.

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