The 2004 Best Picture nominee THE AVIATOR will screen on Monday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' "Great To Be Nominated" series.
Director Martin Scorsese brought Howard Hughes's years as an aviation pioneer and film producer to the screen with this epic re-creation of Hollywood's Golden Age. Following the screening, cast members Alec Baldwin, Jacob Davich, J.C. Mackenzie and Amy Sloan, production sound mixer Petur Hliddal, special effects supervisor R. Bruce Steinheimer and miniature effects supervisor Matthew Gratzner will participate in a discussion about the film.
THE AVIATOR earned a total of 11 Academy Award nominations and won Oscars for Actress in a Supporting Role (Cate Blanchett), Art Direction (Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo), Cinematography (Robert Richardson), Costume Design (Sandy Powell) and Film Editing (Thelma Schoonmaker).
The film also received nominations for Best Picture (Michael Mann and Graham King, producers), Actor in a Leading Role (Leonardo DiCaprio), Actor in a Supporting Role (Alan Alda), Directing (Martin Scorsese), Sound Mixing (Tom Fleischman, Petur Hliddal) and Writing -- Original Screenplay (John Logan).
The Oscar-nominated animated shorts LORENZO and GUARD DOG will be screened prior to the feature.
Individual tickets for each of the remaining screenings in part five of "Great to be Nominated" are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with valid ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the screening when the doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Curtain time for all features is 7:30 p.m., and pre-show elements will begin at 7 p.m. The Academy is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. For more information, call (310) 247-3600.