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Activities Connect You To Oscar Nominees Throughout Oscar Week 2/21 – 2/28

The final votes are coming in for this year’s Oscar race. In fact, voting ends Tuesday, February 23rd.  While the winners will be announced during the Oscar program Sunday, February 28th, there are plenty of opportunities for you to view the Oscar nominated movies and participate in events that highlight the below the line nominees prior to the big day.

The Art Directors Guild will present “The Art of Production Design: a Panel Discussion with the 88th Oscar Nominees for Achievement in Production Design” on Saturday, February 27th at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Doors open for the event at 2:30pm and the panel begins at 3:00pm.  The art directors and set decorators from each Oscar nominated film will be present for this event :  “THE BRIDGE OF SPIES” Production Designer: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decorator: Rena Deangelo, “THE DANISH GIRL” Production Designer: Eve Stewart; Set Decorator: Michael Standish, “MAD MAX: FURY ROAD” Production Designer: Colin Gibson; Set Decorator: Lisa Thompson, “THE MARTIAN”, Production Designer: Arthur Max; Set Decorator: Celia Bobak and “THE REVENANT” Production Designer: Jack Fisk; Set Decorator: Hamish Purdy. You may learn more about this event by visiting the ADG website:

Take a trip downtown to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising to view the 24th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibit.  Over 100 costumes from the 2015’s most notable films in a variety of genres are on display, including those nominated for Outstanding Costume Design.  The exhibition opened February 9th and will remain up until April 30th.  The gallery is free and open to the public on Tuesdays through Saturday, from 10:00am until 5:00pm.  You may learn more about the FIDM at:

For those wondering how to see the Oscar nominated shorts, ShortsHD is presenting all the nominees in each category, including Live Action, Animation and Documentary. Visit their website to view the nominees by clicking:  The American Cinemateque is also presenting the Oscar Nominated shorts throughout the evening on Saturday, Feb. 27th at the Egyptian Theater.  Click here to learn more about the screenings:

The American Cinema Editors will host “Invisible Art, Visible Artists” seminar on Saturday, Feb. 27th at 9:30am at the Egyptian Theater.  All nominateMargaret Sixel (MAD MAX: FURY ROAD), Tom McArdle (SPOTLIGHT), Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey (STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS), Hank Corwin (THE BIG SHORT) and Stephen Mirrione (THE REVENANT). Visit to learn more about this free event.

And, to view all Oscar nominated films, check out the schedule at the Arclight Hollywood theater. They will be screening all nominated films throughout Oscar week!