Awards Calendar

  • ASIFA: Deadline to renew or join ASIFA-Hollywood to be able to participate in the Annie Award voting
    November 30, 2015
  • VES: Submission Deadline
    November 30, 2015
  • ASIFA: Annie Award Nominations announced
    December 1, 2015
  • WGA: Preliminary Screenplay online voting begins
    December 1, 2015
  • DGA: Online voting for Feature Film Nominations opens
    December 2, 2015
  • HFPA: Final screening date for Motion Pictures
    December 2, 2015
  • WGA: Television, New Media, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominations Announced
    December 3, 2015
  • HFPA: Final date for Motion Picture press conference
    December 5, 2015
  • AFI: Honorees Announced
    December 7, 2015
  • HFPA: Deadline for receipt of nomination ballots by Ernst & YoungNom
    December 7, 2015

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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