Academy to Present Public Events to Celebrate 2012 OSCAR Nominees
In the week leading up to the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present five public events celebrating this year's nominees. The Oscar Week events will feature screenings, film clips, and discussions with filmmakers and artists whose work has garnered nominations in the Animated Feature Film, Documentary, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Short Film categories. All events will take place at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
The Oscar Week schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, February 19, 7:30 p.m.
OSCAR CELEBRATES: SHORTS
Hosted by actor Jason Schwartzman. Schwartzman's feature credits include "Moonrise Kingdom," "Fantastic Mr. Fox," "The Darjeeling Limited," "I Heart Huckabees" and "Rushmore."
"Oscar Celebrates: Shorts" includes screenings of all of the 2012 Oscar-nominated films in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories, plus onstage discussions with the filmmakers (schedules permitting).
Wednesday, February 20, 7:30 p.m.
OSCAR CELEBRATES: DOCS
Hosted by Documentary Branch governor Michael Moore. Moore won the 2002 Documentary Feature Oscar for "Bowling for Columbine" and also was nominated in 2007 for "Sicko."
"Oscar Celebrates: Docs" spotlights the work of the nominated filmmakers in the Documentary Short Subject and Documentary Feature categories. The program includes clips from all of the nominated documentaries in both categories, and panel discussions with filmmakers from each group (schedules permitting).
Thursday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.
OSCAR CELEBRATES: ANIMATED FEATURES
Host to be announced on oscars.org
"Oscar Celebrates: Animated Features" spotlights the nominated achievements in the Animated Feature Film category. The nominees (schedules permitting) will discuss how their films were developed, reveal their creative processes, and present clips illustrating their techniques.
Saturday, February 23, 10 a.m.
OSCAR CELEBRATES: FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS
Moderated by Oscar-winning producer Mark Johnson. Johnson, a two-time Academy Award nominee, won the 1988 Oscar for "Rain Man."
The directors of the motion pictures nominated in the Foreign Language Film category (schedules permitting) will discuss their experiences developing their projects, and address such wide-ranging topics as art, politics and the challenges of their profession. This two-hour event also features brief clips from each of the nominated films.