2019 Oscar Week: Celebrate with Academy Awards nominees beginning February 19

For the five days leading up to the Oscars on February 24, the academy will celebrate the nominees in the Animated Feature Film, Documentary, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Short Film categories. The events at the Samuel Goldwyn theater will include screenings, film clips and discussions with the nominated filmmakers and artists.

On the evening of Tuesday Feb. 19 two Documentary Branch governors — Oscar champ Roger Ross Williams (“Music by Prudence”) and Oscar nominee Rory Kennedy (“Last Days in Vietnam”)  –will steer a conversation with those nominated for both Documentary Short Subject and Documentary Feature awards.

On Wednesday evening, two Short Films and Feature Animation Branch governors —  Oscar nominee Jon Bloom (“Overnight Sensation”) and film professor Tom Sito — will host a screening of the five nominees in each of the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories and lead a discussion with the filmmakers.

On Thursday evening, Foreign Language Film Award Committee chairs Larry Karaszewski and Diane Weyerman will lead a panel of the directors who helmed the nominees in this category.

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On Saturday morning, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch governor Bonnie Arnold will oversee a symposium with the Animated Feature Film creators who will discuss their process and present clips from their films.

And on Saturday afternoon the three Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch governors, Kathryn L. Blondell, Lois Burwell and Leonard Engelman will present the nominees for Makeup and 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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