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

Oscars Week Events

In the week leading up to the 87th Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a series of public programs celebrating this year’s nominees in the Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Short Film categories.  All events will be held at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The Oscar Week schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, February 17, 7 p.m.
Hosted by Sean Astin. Astin is an actor, writer, producer and director who, along with his wife Christine Astin, received an Oscar nomination for their 1994 short film “Kangaroo Court.” The program delves 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 (schedules permitting).

Wednesday, February 18, 7:30 p.m. 
Hosted by Rob Epstein and Tabitha Jackson.  Epstein has won Oscars for the documentary features “The Times of Harvey Milk” and “Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt.”  Jackson is currently the director of the documentary film program at the Sundance Institute.  The evening includes clips from all the films nominated in Documentary Feature and Documentary Short Subject categories, as well as onstage panel discussions with the filmmakers (schedules permitting). 

Thursday, February 19, 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Oscar- winning directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee.  Buck and Lee shared the 2013 Oscar for Animated Feature Film for “Frozen.”  Buck was previously nominated for “Surf’s Up.”  Lee also co-wrote the screenplay for “Wreck-It Ralph.”  This year’s nominees in the Animated Feature Film category (schedules permitting) will talk about their creative processes and present clips illustrating their techniques.

Saturday, February 21, 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 (schedules permitting) will explore a wide range of topics, from their experiences developing their projects to the specific challenges of their profession.  This two-hour event includes clips from each of the nominated films.

Saturday, February 21, 3 p.m. 
Moderated by Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch governor Leonard Engelman.  Engelman’s feature credits include “Ghostbusters,” “Moonstruck,” “Heat” and “Burlesque.”  In Oscar Week’s final public event, the nominees in the Makeup and Hairstyling category (schedules permitting) will reveal the secrets behind their on-screen work.  Photographs, appliances, molds, wigs and other items will be on display in the theater lobby.

Tickets will be available online at starting Friday, February 6, at 10 a.m. PT.  Tickets to the Shorts, Docs, Animated Features and Foreign Language Films events are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID (Shorts and Foreign Language Films tickets limited to four per person).  Admission to the Saturday afternoon Makeup and Hairstyling event is free, but advance tickets are required (limited to two per person).  The Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.  Doors open one hour prior to each event.  All ticketed seating is unreserved.  For more information, visit or call (310) 247-3600.

The 87th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.  The Oscars, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.


Daniel Gomez