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Academy Highlights Animation, Shorts and Other Nominees During Oscar Week


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Academy Highlights Animation, Shorts and Other Nominees During Oscar Week

In the week leading up to the 91st 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 (February 19), Foreign Language Film (Feb. 21), Makeup and Hairstyling (Feb. 23) and Animated and Live Action Short Film categories. Events will be held at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Wednesday, February 20, 7:00 p.m.

Samuel Goldwyn Theater

The Academy celebrates the nominated films and filmmakers in this evening spotlighting the Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film categories. This year’s selection of animated films demonstrates an extraordinary range of filmmaking techniques, from 2D drawings to cutting-edge CG. Once again, the live action films come from all over the world and feature a range of diverse characters, each with their own story to tell. Hosted by Jon Bloom and Tom Sito, Academy governors, Short Films and Feature Animation Branch, the event will include a screening of all 10 nominated shorts in their entirety, as well as discussions with all the nominated filmmakers (schedules permitting).

Please note this event is sold out. There will be a standby line at the west doors of the building (nearest Almont Drive) on the evening of the program. Stand-by numbers will be given out at approximately 5 p.m. The number of stand-by tickets available (if any) will be determined shortly before the start of the event.

Saturday, February 23, 10:00 a.m.
Samuel Goldwyn Theater

The Academy is proud to present our ninth annual event celebrating the nominees for Best Animated Feature Film. The evening will feature clips from each film, followed by an onstage discussion with each group of nominated filmmakers. This year’s films, Incredibles 2, Isle of Dogs, Mirai, Ralph Breaks the Internet and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse feature a wide range of techniques, showcasing stunning stop-motion, sweeping CG and breathtaking hand-drawn animation. Transporting audiences to imaginary worlds and beyond dimensions of time and space, these films explore the journeys of their protagonists in a colorful metropolis, a dystopian island, contemporary Japan, the expanse of the internet, and multiple universes. Despite their many differences, all share a theme of exploration and self-discovery while reaffirming the importance of loyalty, family and friendship.

Hosted by Academy Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Governor Bonnie Arnold (producer: How to Train Your Dragon films, Toy Story, Tarzan).

Tickets are now available online at

The 91st Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.


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