Bizzers won’t be able to swing a swag bag this week without hitting an Oscar nominee. Here’s a rundown of public events leading up to Sunday’s big finish of award season, the 83rd annual Academy Awards.
TUESDAY: Kenneth Branagh hosts the Academy’s screenings of animated and live-action short film nominees, followed by a discussion with filmmakers. 7:30 p.m., Samuel Goldwyn Theater
WEDNESDAY: Whoopi Goldberg presides over the 3 p.m. ribbon cutting for the Academy’s “Meet the Oscars” installation at Vanderbilt Hall in Gotham’s Grand Central Station. Visitors will be able to ogle Billy Wilder’s best picture award for “The Apartment” and have their picture taken holding a statuette.
Michael Apted hosts the Academy’s screenings of docu short subject nominees and clips from docu feature nominees, followed by a discussion with filmmakers. 7:30 p.m., Samuel Goldwyn Theater
Lisa Cholodenko and other Spirit Award nominees gather for a gabfest as part of Film Independent’s Director’s Close-Up series. 7:30 p.m., Landmark Theater
THURSDAY: Animation historian Tom Sito hosts the Academy’s animated feature symposium featuring toon nominees discussing their creative process and presenting clips illustrating their techniques. 7:30 p.m., Samuel Goldwyn Theater
FRIDAY: American Cinematheque hosts a screening of Oscar-nommed live-action and animated shorts. 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Egyptian Theater
SATURDAY: Mark Johnson moderates the Academy’s symposium featuring the helmers nominated in the foreign-lingo film category. 10 a.m., Samuel Goldwyn Theater
American Cinema Editors hosts a panel sesh featuring Oscar-nommed cutters. 10 a.m., Egyptian Theater
Joel McHale hosts Film Independent’s Spirit Awards, which kick off at 2 p.m. on the beach in Santa Monica.
Leonard Engelman hosts the Academy’s symposium with nommed makeup artists and hairstylists. 2:30 p.m., Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Art Directors Guild presents a panel with Oscar-nommed production designers and set decorators. 2:30 p.m., Egyptian Theater