The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is set to host “Oscars Season at the Academy Museum” from January 28 through March 31, a celebration dedicated to the 96th Oscars. This unique program invites cinephiles and the public alike to delve into the illustrious history of the Academy Awards through an array of exclusive events, screenings, and activities centered around the Oscars.
Amy Homma, the Academy Museum’s Chief Audience Officer, expressed excitement about the expansion of the annual Oscars Season programming, emphasizing the museum’s commitment to celebrating cinematic achievements. “The Oscars, and the Academy Museum, celebrate achievements in filmmaking across disciplines. We are thrilled to expand our annual Oscars Season programming at the Academy Museum with even more screenings, panels, and programs for the public,” Homma stated. Now in its third year, the museum has solidified its status as a premier destination for both Los Angeles locals and international visitors eager to engage with Oscar-nominated films and filmmakers.
The festivities commence on January 28 with a special book signing event featuring Turner Classic Movies host Dave Karger, author of “50 Oscar Nights.” Karger will also engage in a moderated discussion with actor Topher Grace, providing insights into memorable Oscar moments and the evolution of cinema’s most glamorous night.
In anticipation of the 96th Oscars, the Academy Museum Store will unveil an exclusive collection of Oscars merchandise, ranging from the official 96th Oscars Poster to a curated Oscars Viewing Party Kit, specialty popcorn, and a variety of themed apparel and home decor items, including a limited edition of Pantone™ Oscars Gold products.
The museum’s David Geffen Theater will host the Weekend Short Cuts series, showcasing Oscar-winning animated short films from the past decade. This free series, part of the museum’s general admission, offers a retrospective look at award-winning shorts such as “Feast,” “Bear Story,” “Piper,” “Bao,” and “Hair Love,” celebrating the innovation and creativity in animated storytelling.
February’s programming features Oscar Sundays Screenings, spotlighting Black milestones in Oscar history, and family workshops focused on the art of animated filmmaking. The museum will also offer guided Oscars Gallery Tours, providing visitors with a deeper understanding of the history and significance of the Academy Awards.
March’s lineup includes a continuation of the Oscar Sundays Screenings and workshops, along with special events such as “Breaking the Oscars Ceiling,” a program celebrating the achievements of the LGBTQ+ community in the film industry. The week leading up to the Oscars broadcast on March 10 will be packed with screenings of nominated short films and discussions with this year’s nominated filmmakers across various categories.
The highlight of the season, “Oscars Night at the Museum,” will take place on March 10, offering guests a glamorous viewing party complete with Wolfgang Puck catering, exclusive photo ops, and live broadcast of the Oscars on ABC. This event, requiring formal attire, promises an unforgettable celebration of this year’s nominees and winners.
Following the Oscars, the museum will screen a selection of this year’s award-winning films from March 14-17, allowing audiences to experience the magic of the winning titles on the big screen.
Fanny’s, the museum’s restaurant and cafe, joins the Oscars celebration with a special cocktail menu inspired by the Best Picture nominees, crafted by bar director Marisa Mercado. From February 1 until March 31, guests can enjoy libations themed around the top films of the year, adding a flavorful twist to the Oscars Season experience.
For the full Oscars Season program schedule and event details, visitors are encouraged to explore the Academy Museum’s official website. This season promises to be a vibrant tribute to the art of filmmaking, the legacy of the Oscars, and the enduring magic of the movies.
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