Academy’s Oscar Week Events Celebrate This Year’s Nominees

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

In the week leading up to the 88th Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a series of public programs celebrating this year’s nominees.

The categories include Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Animated and Live Action Short Film.

All events will be held at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

[ RMN Foundation: Free Schools for Deserving Children ]

The Oscar Week schedule is as follows:


Tuesday, February 23, 7 p.m.

Hosted by director Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Yuh Nelson received an Oscar nomination in the Animated Feature Film category for “Kung Fu Panda 2” and is the director of the sequel “Kung Fu Panda 3,” currently in theaters.

The program will delve into the Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film categories with complete screenings of all the nominated films as well as onstage panel discussions with the filmmakers.


Wednesday, February 24, 7:30 p.m.

Hosted by Documentary Branch governors Kate Amend and Rory Kennedy

Amend is a film editor whose documentary feature credits include “The Case against 8” and the Oscar winners “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport” and “The Long Way Home.”

Kennedy is a producer-director who received an Oscar nomination last year for the documentary feature “Last Days in Vietnam.” Her other credits include “Ethel” and “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib.”

All the films nominated in Documentary Feature and Documentary Short Subject categories this year will be presented in an evening of clips and onstage discussions with the filmmakers.


Thursday, February 25, 7:30 p.m.

Hosted by producer Roy Conli and directors Don Hall and Chris Williams

Conli, Hall and Williams took home Animated Feature Film Oscars last year for “Big Hero 6.” Conli’s other feature credits include “Tangled” and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

Hall made his feature directorial debut with “Winnie the Pooh.” Williams previously received an Oscar nomination as the co-director of “Bolt.”

This year’s nominees in the Animated Feature Film category will talk about their creative processes and present clips illustrating their techniques.


Saturday, February 27, 10 a.m.

Hosted by Producers Branch governor Mark Johnson

Johnson won the 1988 Best Picture Oscar for “Rain Man” and received a second nomination for “Bugsy.”

The directors of the nominated films in the Foreign Language Film category will explore a wide range of topics, from their experiences developing their projects to the specific challenges of their profession. The program will include clips from each of the nominated films.


Saturday, February 27, 3 p.m.

Moderated by makeup artist Leonard Engelman

Engelman, a longtime governor of the Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch, has served as a makeup artist on such features as “Burlesque,” “Heat,” “Moonstruck” and “Ghostbusters.”

In Oscar Week’s final public event, the nominees in the Makeup and Hairstyling category will reveal the secrets behind their on-screen work. Photographs, appliances, molds, wigs and other items will be on display in the theater lobby.

The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

, ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


HTML tags are not allowed.