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Oscar Showcase 08 Academy Screening Photo Gallery

On the evening of Feb. 19th, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences hosted a screening of the animated and live-action shorts. Check out the pictures from the star-studded event.

The Oscar nominees (l to r) Maciek Szczerbowski, Chris Lavis, Hugh Welchman, Suzie Templeton, evening MC director Curtis Hanson, Josh Raskin, Samuel Tourneux and Simon Vanesse. © 2008 A.M.P.A.S.

The Oscar nominees (l to r) Maciek Szczerbowski, Chris Lavis, Hugh Welchman, Suzie Templeton, evening MC director Curtis Hanson, Josh Raskin, Samuel Tourneux and Simon Vanesse. © 2008 A.M.P.A.S.

On the evening of Feb. 19th, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences hosted a screening of the animated and live-action shorts. Check out the pictures from the star-studded event.

Reporters clamor to interview John Lasseter and Hugh, who holds up the Peter puppet for the cameras. © 2008 AWN Inc.

Reporters clamor to interview John Lasseter and Hugh, who holds up the Peter puppet for the cameras. © 2008 AWN Inc.

Madame Tutli-Putli director Chris Lavis chats with animation director Bill Kroyer. © 2008 AWN Inc.

Madame Tutli-Putli director Chris Lavis chats with animation director Bill Kroyer. © 2008 AWN Inc.

Ice Age director Chris Wedge and Sony SVP Barry Weiss pose for a pic. © 2008 AWN Inc.

Ice Age director Chris Wedge and Sony SVP Barry Weiss pose for a pic. © 2008 AWN Inc.

I Met the Walrus producer Jerry Levitan sits by a pic of the man he interviewed when he was 14 years old. © 2008 AWN Inc.

I Met the Walrus producer Jerry Levitan sits by a pic of the man he interviewed when he was 14 years old. © 2008 AWN Inc.

Animator Rosto, Pixar Story director Leslie Iwerks and Peter and the Wolf director Suzie Templeton. © 2008 AWN Inc.

Animator Rosto, Pixar Story director Leslie Iwerks and Peter and the Wolf director Suzie Templeton. © 2008 AWN Inc.

Madame Tutli-Putli producer Marcy Page (l to r) and NFB exec producer David Verrall chat with commercial animation producer Bob Kurtz. © 2008 AWN Inc.

Madame Tutli-Putli producer Marcy Page (l to r) and NFB exec producer David Verrall chat with commercial animation producer Bob Kurtz. © 2008 AWN Inc.

Madame Tutli-Putli directors Maciek Szczerbowski and Chris Lavis answer reporters' questions. © 2008 AWN Inc.

Madame Tutli-Putli directors Maciek Szczerbowski and Chris Lavis answer reporters' questions. © 2008 AWN Inc.

Peter and the Wolf producer Alan Dewhurst, Suzie, film star Peter and Hugh talk to reporters. © 2008 AWN Inc.

Peter and the Wolf producer Alan Dewhurst, Suzie, film star Peter and Hugh talk to reporters. © 2008 AWN Inc.

Even Pigeons Go To Heaven director Samuel Tourneux and producer Simon Vanesse answer questions from a French-speaking reporter. © 2008 AWN Inc.

Even Pigeons Go To Heaven director Samuel Tourneux and producer Simon Vanesse answer questions from a French-speaking reporter. © 2008 AWN Inc.

Oscar tour host Ron Diamond gets a moment to catch up with Chris Wedge. © 2008 AWN Inc.

Oscar tour host Ron Diamond gets a moment to catch up with Chris Wedge. © 2008 AWN Inc.

Animation stars John Lasseter and Bill Kroyer. © 2008 AWN Inc.

Animation stars John Lasseter and Bill Kroyer. © 2008 AWN Inc.

I Met the Walrus director Josh Raskin answers questions from a Fox News reporter. © 2008 AWN Inc.

I Met the Walrus director Josh Raskin answers questions from a Fox News reporter. © 2008 AWN Inc.

Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Executive Committee Chair Jon Bloom and Jon Lasseter. © 2008 A.M.P.A.S.

Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Executive Committee Chair Jon Bloom and Jon Lasseter. © 2008 A.M.P.A.S.

Samuel Tourneux and Simon Vanesse. © 2008 A.M.P.A.S.

Samuel Tourneux and Simon Vanesse. © 2008 A.M.P.A.S.

Hugh posing with Peter puppet. © 2008 A.M.P.A.S.

Hugh posing with Peter puppet. © 2008 A.M.P.A.S.

Madame Tutli-Putli team: David Verrall, Marcy Page, Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski. © 2008 A.M.P.A.S.

Madame Tutli-Putli team: David Verrall, Marcy Page, Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski. © 2008 A.M.P.A.S.

Chris Wedge shares a laugh with Jon Bloom. © 2008 A.M.P.A.S.

Chris Wedge shares a laugh with Jon Bloom. © 2008 A.M.P.A.S.

Josh chats with L.A. Confidential director Curtis Hanson. © 2008 A.M.P.A.S.

Josh chats with L.A. Confidential director Curtis Hanson. © 2008 A.M.P.A.S.

Jon Bloom highlights the growth of short films in theaters and the Internet. © 2008 A.M.P.A.S.

Jon Bloom highlights the growth of short films in theaters and the Internet. © 2008 A.M.P.A.S.

Curtis Hanson hosts the Academy's Shorts! screening for a second time. © 2008 A.M.P.A.S.

Curtis Hanson hosts the Academy's Shorts! screening for a second time. © 2008 A.M.P.A.S.

Simon and Sam listen to Curtis Hanson introduce the filmmakers to the packed audience. © 2008 A.M.P.A.S.

Simon and Sam listen to Curtis Hanson introduce the filmmakers to the packed audience. © 2008 A.M.P.A.S.

Josh points out his collaborators out in the crowd. Darren Decker /© 2008 A.M.P.A.S.

Josh points out his collaborators out in the crowd. Darren Decker /© 2008 A.M.P.A.S.

The Academy screening is one of the biggest events of the week leading up to the Oscars. © 2008 A.M.P.A.S.

The Academy screening is one of the biggest events of the week leading up to the Oscars. © 2008 A.M.P.A.S.