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Oscar® Season at the Academy Museum (Jan. 28 – March 31)

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announces “Oscars Season at the Academy Museum,” running January 28-March 31, which invites the public to celebrate the 96th Oscars® and immerse themselves in Academy Awards® history through rich and expansive one-of-a-kind Oscar®-centered events and activities.

Oscars Season” will see the Academy Museum campus activated for visitors to experience Oscar-winning film screeningsfamily workshopsin-gallery toursOscars Nominee Programsexclusive store merchandise, and special pricing for the Oscars Experience and Oscars Night at the Museum–an evening to celebrate this year’s nominees and iconic Oscars moments.

“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,” said Amy Homma, Academy Museum Chief Audience Officer. “Now in our third year, the Academy Museum has become the go-to destination for visitors from Los Angeles and around the world to learn, celebrate, and interact with Oscar-nominated films and filmmakers.” 

Oscars Season festivities kick off on January 28 with a special book signing of 50 Oscar Nightswith Turner Classic Movies host Dave Karger. Following the signing, Karger will be joined by actor Topher Grace for a moderated discussion of his book. 

The Academy Museum Store will expand its collection of exclusive Oscars merchandise for the 96th Oscars. The collection includes the 96th Oscars Poster, the Oscars Viewing Party Kit, special Oscars popcorn, a neon sign, mugs, t-shirts, books, and a limited edition of Pantone™ Oscars Gold products.

On weekend afternoons this January, February, and March, the museum’s popular Weekend Short Cuts series will screen Oscar-winning animated short films from the past 10 years. Screenings will be held in the David Geffen Theater and are free with general admission. Titles in the program include Feast (2014), Bear Story (2014), Piper (2016), Bao (2018), and Hair Love (2019). 

February will include Oscar Sundays Screenings that highlight Black milestones in film at the ceremony and Drop-in Family Workshops focused on Oscar-winning animated short films and feature-length films. Oscars Gallery Tours of the Academy Award History Gallery and Oscars Gallery will explore the history behind the industry’s biggest night and provide insights into historic and memorable Oscar winners.

March will include Oscar Sundays ScreeningsDrop-in Family Workshops, and Oscars Gallery Tours. The month kicks off with Breaking the Oscars Ceiling, a conversation program celebrating the achievements of the LGBTQ+ community at the Academy Awards, on March 1. The week of March 1-9, leading up to the Oscars broadcast on March 10, guests can enjoy screenings of all Oscar-nominated live action and animated short films and attend Nominee Programs with this year’s nominated filmmakers in the Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature Film, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Production Design, Visual Effects, and Best Picture categories.

On the days of the Animated Feature Film, Visual Effects, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Production Design nominee programs—as well as the Animated Short Film nominees screening program—visitors can view a showcase of items from the nominated films in the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby.

On Sunday, March 10, from 3pm to 8pm, the third annual Oscars Night at the Museumcelebrates the nominees and winners of the 96th Oscars. At this spectacular viewing party, guests will have access to special photo opportunities, access to the museum galleries, food by Wolfgang Puck, wine from Clarendelle & Domaine Clarence Dillon, and access to the David Geffen Theater and Fanny’s to watch the Oscars broadcast live on ABC. Guests must be 21 years and older with a valid ID, and black tie, cocktail, or formal attire is encouraged. Ticket and event information can be found here.

After the 96th Oscars, screenings of some of this year’s award-winning films will be held March 14-17 at the David Geffen Theater.

And the Museum’s restaurant and cafe, Fanny’s, joins the Oscars festivities with a special cocktail menu inspired by this year’s Best Picture nominees. Whether enjoying a drink at the bar or a meal in the dining room, guests can sip through each of the 10 films’ corresponding libations, conceived by bar director Marisa Mercado, from February 1 until March 31.

Visit here for the full Oscars Season program schedule. 

Ticket Information:

Tickets for film screenings and Nominee Programs are sold separately and do not require general admission to the museum. All tickets are available through advance online reservations via the Academy Museum’s website here. Film screening and Nominee Program tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors (age 62+), $5 for students, $5 for children (ages 17 and younger), and $8 for museum members.

Oscars Night at the Museum is a separately ticketed event and prices range from $200 – $450 and can be purchased via the Academy Museum’s website. Guests must be 21 years or older with a valid ID.

General admission tickets for the museum’s exhibitions are $25 for adults, $19 for seniors (age 62+), and $15 for students (age 18+ with valid ID). Admission for Academy Museum members, visitors ages 17 and younger, and California residents with an EBT card is free. Pricing for the Oscars Experience presented in the East West Bank Gallery is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students, and free for visitors ages 17 and under.

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