In the week leading up to the 88th Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present their traditional series of public programs celebrating this year’s nominees in the Animated Feature Film and Animated and Live Action Short Film categories. Both these events will be held at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
OSCAR WEEK: SHORTS – Tuesday, February 23, 7 p.m.
Hosted by director Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda 3)
Yuh Nelson received an Oscar nomination in the Animated Feature Film category for Kung Fu Panda 2 and is the co-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 (schedules permitting).
OSCAR WEEK: ANIMATED FEATURES – Thursday, February 25, 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by producer Roy Conli and directors Don Hall and Chris Williams (Big Hero 6)
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 (2011). Williams previously received an Oscar nomination as the co-director of Bolt. This year’s nominees in the Animated Feature Film category (schedules permitting) will talk about their creative processes and present clips illustrating their techniques.
Tickets are now available online at Oscars.org. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. 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