BEVERLY HILLS, CA — 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.
Sean Astin. Astin is an actor, writer, producer and director
who received an Oscar nomination for his 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.
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
WEEK: ANIMATED FEATURES
Thursday, February 19, 7:30
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
WEEK: FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS
Saturday, February 21, 10
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.
WEEK: MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING SYMPOSIUM
Saturday, February 21, 3
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
Tickets will be available online at Oscars.org 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 Oscars.org 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.
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