For the five days leading up to the Oscars on Feb. 24, 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. 19, Jason Schwartzman ("Moonrise Kingdom") 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, Documentary Branch governor and Oscar champ Michael Moore ("Bowling for Columbine," 2002) will steer a conversation with those nominated for both Documentary Short Subject and Documentary Feature awards.
On Thursday evening, there will be 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.