Awards Calendar

  • DGA: Deadline to vote online for Feature Film Award
    February 5, 2016
  • ASIFA: 43rd Annual Annie Awards - Royce Hall
    February 6, 2016
  • DGA: Awards - Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
    February 6, 2016
  • AMPAS: Oscar Nominees Luncheon
    February 8, 2016
  • BAFTA: Round Two voting closes
    February 10, 2016
  • 11th Annual Final Draft Awards
    February 11, 2016
  • AMPAS: Final voting opens
    February 12, 2016
  • AMPAS: Scientific and Technical Awards
    February 13, 2016
  • WGA: 68th Annual Writers Guild Awards - Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
    February 13, 2016
  • BAFTA: British Academy Film Awards - Royal Opera House, London
    February 14, 2016

Oscars: First-Ever Concert to Feature Nominated Scores and Songs

William Butler, Owen Pallett, Alexandre Desplat, Thomas Newman, Steven Price and John Williams will direct their compositions, while Jill Scott will perform "Happy."

The Academy has set its first-ever Oscar Concert, celebrating this year's nominated scores and songs. The concert will take place Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. at UCLA's Royce Hall.

An 80-piece orchestra will perform suites from each of the nominated original scores, conducted by their composers. William Butler and Owen Pallett will play maestro for Her, Alexandre Desplat for Philomena, Thomas Newman for Saving Mr. Banks, Steven Price for Gravity and John Williams for The Book Thief.

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The composers will each participate in a brief onstage conversation with film critic and radio host Elvis Mitchell about creating their pieces.

The concert also will feature this year's nominated original songs, including Frozen's "Let It Go," by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and "Happy" from Despicable Me 2, to be performed by Jill Scott. More performers and guests will be announced. Tickets are $100 and $75 and can be purchased online.

The Oscars, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron and hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will be broadcast from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and will be televised live March 2 on ABC.

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