Academy’s “Oscar Week” Celebrates Nominees For Best Animated Feature and Shorts – Animation Scoop

Academy’s “Oscar Week” Celebrates Nominees For Best Animated Feature and Shorts

In the week leading up to the 89th 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 (hosted by Pixar’s Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera), and Animated and Live Action Short Film (hosted by animator (and Deadpool director) Tim Miller. All events will be held at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The Oscar Week schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, February 21st, 7 p.m.
Hosted by director Tim Miller
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Miller received an Oscar nomination in the Animated Short Film category for Gopher Broke and most recently directed last year’s Deadpool. The program will delve into the Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film categories with complete screenings of all the nominated films as well as onstage panel discussions with the filmmakers (schedules permitting).

Thursday, February 23rd, 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by director Pete Docter and Producer Jonas Rivera
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Docter and Rivera took home Animated Feature Film Oscars last year for Inside Out. Docter’s other feature credits include Up, which Rivera also produced, Monsters Inc. and Toy Story. This year’s nominees in the Animated Feature Film category (schedules permitting) will talk about their creative processes and present clips illustrating their techniques.

Documentaries (features and Short), Foreign Language Films and a Makeup/Hairstyling Symposium will also have special programs devoted to them during “Oscar Week”. Tickets are now available online at

Tickets to the Shorts and Animated Features events are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID (Shorts tickets are limited to four per person). The Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Doors open one hour prior to each event. All ticketed seating is unreserved.

Jerry Beck

Jerry Beck

Writer, cartoon producer and author of more than 15 books on animation history. A former studio exec with Nickelodeon and Disney; currently on the faculty at both CalArts in Valencia and Woodbury University in Burbank.
Jerry Beck
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