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Portraits of This Year's Acting Nominees by Douglas Kirkland Benefitting Charities
For the first time, the Academy created and exhibited a special limited edition set of large format portraits of this year's nominees for Best Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress.
Acclaimed photographer Douglas Kirkland shot these portraits in the two weeks between the Nominations Announcement (January 24) and the Nominees Luncheon (February 6). The images graced the Academy's Grand Lobby Gallery from February 11 to March 18. Only three sets of exhibition prints were produced. A complete, signed set was donated by Kirkland to the Academy's Margaret Herrick Library. Each nominee received an additional print. Smaller images were also featured in this year’s Oscar show program.
Over the last five decades, Kirkland has captured iconic images of everyone from Marilyn Monroe, Orson Welles and Audrey Hepburn to Michael Jackson, Jack Nicholson and Angelina Jolie. His special photography on the sets of such classic films as "The Sound of Music," "Out of Africa," "Titanic" and "Moulin Rouge" has been seen the world over. Kirkland's most recent work includes photo shoots in Australia on the set of Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" (2012).
- February 11, 2012 - March 18, 2012
- The Academy Grand Lobby Gallery