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Academy Lines Up Events For Week Before Oscars

The day that the polls close for the 84th Academy Awards marks the beginning of a week of Oscar-related events that are open to the public. Tickets are available at oscars. org or by mail beginning on Friday, Feb. 3 at 9:01 a.m., and all events take place at Oscar HQ: the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

“Shorts!” (Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.)
Oscar-winner Brad Bird, who also happened to direct a little film called “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocal” this year, hosts this screening of all 10 of the animated and live-action  short films nominated for an Oscar this year:

Schedules permitting, an onstage discussion with the filmmakers will follow the screenings.


“Docs!” (Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.)
Oscar winner and documentary branch governor Michael Moore hosts an evening of clips from the nominated short and feature-length docs, plus panel discussions with the filmmakers.

 Animated Feature Symposium (Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.)  
Hosted by actor Patton Oswalt, who voiced Remy in “Ratatouille” and co-starred in this year’s  “Young Adult,” the symposium will feature a panel of nominees discussing their creative processes and the development of their films, plus clips illustrating their techniques.

Foreign Language Film Award Nominees Symposium  (Feb. 25, 10 a.m.)
Hosted by foreign-language film committee chairman Mark Johnson, this symposium brings together the directors of the motion pictures nominated in the foreign-language category to discuss their work as well as related topics such as art, politics and the challenges of their profession.

Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Symposium  (Feb. 25, 2:30 p.m.)
Hair and makeup branch governor Leonard Engelman hosts this afternoon event that celebrates the nominated achievements in the makeup category with film clips, photographs, models and onstage discussions with the nominees.

Doors open 1 hour prior to each event.

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