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Academy Launches Pre-Oscar Week Screenings Hosted by Bird, Moore, Oswalt

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by Jacob Combs
February 1, 2012 10:13 AM
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If you're champing at the bit for Oscar night to arrive,  the Academy has plans to tide you over during the last week of waiting. If you can get to Beverly Hills, the Samuel Goldwyn Theater's screenings and discussions from February 21-25 feature director Brad Bird, Michael Moore and producer Mark Johnson, among others.  Check out the full Oscar week schedule below--tickets go on sale this Friday, February 3.

Tuesday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.
Shorts!  The 2011 Animated and Live Action Short Film Nominees
Hosted by director, writer and animator Brad Bird, a two-time Oscar-winner in the Animated Feature Film category for "The Incredibles" (2004) and "Ratatouille" (2007), Shorts! features screenings of all of the 2011 Oscar-nominated films in the Animated and Live Action Short Film categories, plus an onstage discussion with some of the filmmakers.

Wednesday, February 22, 7:30 p.m.
Docs!  The 2011 Documentary Short Subject and Documentary Feature Nominees
Hosted by Michael Moore, Documentary Branch governor and 2002 Oscar winner for "Bowling for Columbine' and 2007 nominee for "Sicko," Docs! will include film clips from each of the nominated documentary features and short subjects, as well as discussions with nominees.

Thursday, February 23, 7:30 p.m.   
Animated Feature Symposium

Patton Oswalt, who voiced Remy in "Ratatouille" (2007) and co-starred in "Young Adult" (2011) will interview the nominees in the Animated Feature Film category on their creative process, and show illustrative clips.

Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m.
Foreign Language Film Award Nominees Symposium

Mark Johnson, Oscar-winning producer ("Rain Man," 1988) and Foreign Language Film Award Committee chair, interviews the Foreign Language Film nominees. This is a hot ticket.

Saturday, February 25, 2:30 p.m.
Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Symposium

Oscar Week’s culminating public event hosted by Leonard Engelman, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch governor, celebrates the nominated achievements in the Makeup category with clips, photographs, models and onstage discussions with nominees.

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