OKCMOA hosts a series of virtual and in-person Oscar®-themed screenings

This April, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) continues its yearly salute to the Academy Award® nominees. Beginning on Friday, April 2 and running through the day of the awards ceremony on Sunday, April 25, OKCMOA presents the full slate of 2021 Best Short Film nominees and a series of nominated features.


“We’re proud to host the Oklahoma City premiere of the Oscar-nominated Short Films,” said Lisa Broad, Head of Film Programming. “Year after year, the Oscar Shorts remain one of our most popular and eagerly anticipated programs, and 2021 is no exception. While the COVID-19 pandemic presented a number of challenges for theaters and film lovers alike, this year’s extraordinary crop of nominated short films is easier to watch than ever. For the first time, we’re excited to make all three shorts programs—Animation, Live Action and Documentary—available to watch in person, in the comfort of our socially distanced, state-of-the-art Noble Theater, and at home, in OKCMOA’s user-friendly Virtual Cinema.”


“We’re also pleased to showcase a select series of visually stunning Academy Award-nominated features in the Noble Theater. These films deserve a chance to shine on the big screen, and we’re happy to share them with Oklahoma City.” Broad added.


Museum Films’ lineup of 2021 Oscar-nominated features includes Lee Isaac Chung’s bittersweet and beautifully crafted Oklahoma-made family drama “Minari,” nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. Another returning audience favorite, Best Animated Feature frontrunner “Wolfwalkers” tells the story of a magical friendship between two girls in 17th-century Ireland.


Nominated for Best Costume Design, and Make-up and Hairstyling, “Emma.” is a sparkling adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel led by breakout “Queen’s Gambit” star Anya Taylor-Joy. Screenings of additional Oscar-nominated features will be announced in the coming weeks.


Noble Theater Tickets for the 2021 Academy Award-Nominated Films are now on sale. Prices are $5 for OKCMOA Film Society Members, $6 for Museum Members, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+), college students with IDs and teens ages 13 to 18 and $6 for children 12 and under.


Virtual Cinema passes for the Animated, Documentary and Live Action Oscar-Nominated Shorts programs will be available soon. Prices are $12 for each Oscar Shorts program or $30 for a discounted bundle of all three programs.


For more information on OKCMOA Oscar programming and more upcoming Museum Films events, visit: http://www.okcmoa.com/films/