Events

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  • January
    Recap
    Wednesday
    Jan 18
    "Wings"
    Live musical accompaniment by Clark Wilson
    Twitter URL:
    Bob Strauss
    @bscritic
    Saw 1927 Wings @ Academy Tuesday. Live organ, better than Artist & War Horse put together. Plays again tonight @ 7:30. http://t.co/oYzEO9Fq
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    Wednesday
    Jan 18
    Did you know?

    3,048 statuettes have been presented since the initial awards banquet on May 16, 1929.

  • February
    Recap
    Feb 17 - Feb 19
    Global Glimpses
    Each screening included an informal reception
    Recap
    Feb 18 - Feb 19
    Shorts! And Doc Shorts!
    New York's lead-up to the Oscars
  • Recap
    Tuesday
    Feb 21
    Shorts!
    Plus an onstage discussion with the filmmakers
    Recap
    Wednesday
    Feb 22
    Docs!
    This is the 3rd Annual Docs Night
  • Recap
    Thursday
    Feb 23
    Animated Feature
    Featuring clips from each of the nominees
    Recap
    Saturday
    Feb 25
    Makeup and Hairstylists
    Special guest: Glenn Close
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    Saturday
    Feb 25
    Foreign Language Films
    Featuring clips from each of the nominees
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    Saturday
    Feb 25
    Did you know?

    The official name of the statuette is Academy Award® of Merit.

  • March
    Recap
    Tuesday
    Mar 06
    40 Years of Film Sound
    Hosted by Chris Newman and Tom Fleischman
    Recap
    Monday
    Mar 12
    "Cavalcade"
    Based on Noël Coward’s 1931 theatrical production
  • Recap
    Monday
    Mar 19
    Copyright Wars
    From Edison to the Internet
    Recap
    Friday
    Mar 23
    "Breathless"
    Jean-Luc Godard's feature film debut
  • Recap
    Mar 29 - May 04
    Journey Thru Projection
    An indepth look at the evolution of projection
    Twitter URL:
    Flicker Alley
    @flickeralley
    We Are Movie Geeks posted about @TheAcademy's "Journey through Projection" http://t.co/5KqRf4vA. 1st night features "Sherlock, Jr" (1924)
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    Mar 29 - May 04
    Did you know?

    The statuette is 13½ inches tall and weighs 8½ pounds.

  • April
    Recap
    Wednesday
    Apr 11
    "To Kill a Mockingbird"
    50th anniversary screening
    Twitter URL:
    Nikki Finke
    @NikkiFinke
    Trayvon Martin Case Arrest Ignites Academy’s ‘Mockingbird’ 50th Anniversary Screening http://t.co/N74buoAc
    Recap
    Monday
    Apr 23
    "Gentleman's Agreement"
    Oscar-winner Celeste Holm's birthday celebration
    Twitter URL:
    Daniel Quitério
    @dan_quiterio
    I just helped Oscar winner Celeste Holm celebrate her 95th birthday at the Academy's screening room! #awesome
  • May
    Recap
    Monday
    May 07
    Gene Kelly Night #1
    Timberlake, Jackman, and others celebrate Kelly
    Twitter URL:
    JTimberlake Chile
    @JTChile
    Justin Timberlake - The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Centennial Tribute To Gene Kelly May 17, 2012 http://t.co/7TNxHNfj
    Recap
    Monday
    May 07
    To Kill a Mockingbird NY
    Introduced by Michael Barker
  • Recap
    Saturday
    May 12
    Gene Kelly
    This second night celebrating Gene Kelly
    Recap
    May 21 - Sep 16
    Contemporary Docs
    Wednesdays at The Academy
    Twitter URL:
    (((David S. Cohen)))
    @Variety_DSCohen
    At Academy event; The Development of the Digital Animator. Cookies in shapes of ones & zeroes. Get it?
  • Recap
    Monday
    May 21
    Leading Digital Animators
    Leading digital animators make colorful event
    Recap
    Monday
    May 21
    "Barry Lyndon" (NY)
    A "Member Selects" evening
  • June
    Recap
    Wednesday
    Jun 06
    Hollywood Dogs
    2- and 4-legged guests were welcomed to the stage
    Recap
    Tuesday
    Jun 12
    "Officer and a Gentleman"
    Celebrating Paramount's 100th Anniversary
    Twitter URL:
    FRANK PR
    @FRANKPUBLICITY
    Richard Gere came out last night to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN! | The Academy of... http://t.co/25vY1HZ4
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    Wednesday
    Jun 27
    "...Colonel Blimp"
    Special guest: Thelma Schoonmaker Powell
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    Wednesday
    Jun 27
    Did you know?

    Due to a metal shortage during World War II, Oscars® were made of painted plaster for three years.

  • July
    Recap
    Jul 09 - Aug 13
    The Last 70mm Film Fest
    Also rarely screened 70mm shorts
    Twitter URL:
    Scott Mantz
    @MovieMantz
    After today's successful landing of #Curiosity on #Mars, I'm even more excited about seeing 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY in 70mm at the Academy!!
    Recap
    Monday
    Jul 09
    Billy Crystal: Mad World
    Hosted by Billy Crystal
    Twitter URL:
    Comic Bible Magazine
    @ComicBible
    Cast and crew of It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World at the Academy screening last week http://t.co/d0QMVXlc
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    Tuesday
    Jul 10
    NASA Animation Event
    Hosted by Frank Marshall
    Recap
    Monday
    Jul 16
    "The Princess Bride"
    Introduction by Stuart Blumberg
    Twitter URL:
    Louis
    @filmscorehunter
    Just saw a 25th anniversary screening of "The Princess Bride" at the Academy Lighthouse Theater in a new 35mm print. http://t.co/mUoxUqSb
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    Thursday
    Jul 19
    "Lawrence of Arabia"
    Presented in glorious Super Panavision 70
    Twitter URL:
    John Kahrs
    @john_kahrs
    Lawrence of Arabia at Academy last night was gorgeous. Side-by-side comparison before the show of original vs. cleaned-up neg was amazing.
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    Thursday
    Jul 19
    Did you know?

    The film reel features five spokes, signifying the five original branches of the Academy: actors, directors, producers, technicians and writers.

  • August
    Recap
    Monday
    Aug 06
    "Thank God It's Friday"
    With Donna Summer's Academy Award performance
    Recap
    Wednesday
    Aug 15
    Superhero Science
    Presented by the Academy's Science & Tech Council
    Twitter URL:
    JP Ouellette
    @Circa1888
    The Science Of Superheroes lecture at The Academy was mind blowing! #Film #Nerd #AMPAS
  • September
    Recap
    Thursday
    Sep 13
    The Genius of Jerry Lewis
    Hosted by Oscar winners Craig Barron and Ben Burtt
    Twitter URL:
    Marc Moorghen
    @moorghen
    Jerry Lewis quote of the night at the Academy of Motion Pictures: Listen, Look and THINK!!! Hell of a guy.
    Recap
    Friday
    Sep 14
    Honoring the Hubleys
    Celebrating the Oscar-winning couple
  • Recap
    Tuesday
    Sep 18
    "Bachelor Mother" (1939)
    Featuring a new print of "Bachelor Mother"
    Recap
    Sep 27 - Sep 29
    Film-to-Film Festival
    A celebration of film preservation
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    Friday
    Sep 28
    "E.T." Under The Stars
    Part of the Prime Tech screening series
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    Friday
    Sep 28
    Did you know?

    MGM art director Cedric Gibbons designed a statuette of a knight standing on a reel of film gripping a crusader’s sword. The Academy tapped Los Angeles sculptor George Stanley to realize the design in three dimensions – and the world-renowned statuette was born.

  • October
    Recap
    Oct 02 - Oct 30
    13 horror classics
    Celebrating Universal's 100th anniversary
    Twitter URL:
    Anne Thompson
    @akstanwyck
    Gods and Monsters (Mostly Monsters) at the Academy’s 'Universal's Legacy of Horror' Film Series http://t.co/Dy0g8ms6
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    Wednesday
    Oct 03
    "Limelight"
    Chaplin's final masterpiece
    Twitter URL:
    Nate Hapke
    @YourFavN8Hapke
    Friends, I went to a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s Limelight at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences... http://t.co/vmyQccfs
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    Friday
    Oct 05
    Tribute, A Bond Tribute
    Special message from Roger Moore
    Recap
    Saturday
    Oct 06
    Salute to Ann Roth
    Hamptons International Film Festival
    Twitter URL:
    Simply Streep
    @simplystreep
    Pictures: Meryl Streep honors Ann Roth at the Hamptons International Film Festival with a Lifetime Achievement Award: http://t.co/6VF03xeN
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    Monday
    Oct 15
    "A Man and a Woman"
    Un Homme et une Femme (1966)
    Recap
    Wednesday
    Oct 17
    The Monkey King in 3D
    The Monkey King, now in 3D
  • November
    Recap
    Wednesday
    Nov 07
    Salute to Stanley Kubrick
    The ultimate trip to Kubrick's creative process
    Twitter URL:
    Spencer Kent
    @spencerkent
    Kubrick tribute! Matt Modine and Malcolm McDowell in the flesh. (@ Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) [pic]: http://t.co/fTsCHG54
    Recap
    Thursday
    Nov 15
    "Bram Stoker's Dracula"
    Panel hosted by Variety's David Cohen
  • Recap
    Thursday
    Nov 29
    "The Ring"
    Hitchcock’s one and only original screenplay
    fun-fact
    Thursday
    Nov 29
    Did you know?

    Since the initial awards banquet on May 16, 1929, in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s Blossom Room, 2,809 statuettes have been presented.

  • December
    Recap
    Saturday
    Dec 01
    Saul Bass Tribute
    New prints of Why Man Creates and Phase IV
    Twitter URL:
    Tom Londton
    @AustinTXrss
    Screens: Saul Bass Like You've Never Seen Him Before: Alamo hosts rare screening of title designer's directorial work http://t.co/53K9QxSC
    Recap
    Saturday
    Dec 08
    Making "Forbidden Planet"
    Hosted by Craig Barron and Ben Burtt
  • Recap
    Wednesday
    Dec 12
    The Films of 1912
    Featuring live accompaniment by Michael Mortilla
    fun-fact
    Wednesday
    Dec 12
    Did you know?

    Officially named the Academy Award of Merit, the statuette is better known by its nickname, Oscar. While the origins of the moniker aren’t clear, a popular story has it that upon seeing the trophy for the first time, Academy librarian (and eventual executive director) Margaret Herrick remarked that it resembled her Uncle Oscar. The Academy didn’t adopt the nickname officially until 1939

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