50 Oscar Nights Book Signing and Conversation with Dave Karger 

50 Oscar Nights Book Signing and Conversation with Dave Karger 

The Academy Museum welcomes Turner Classic Movies host and entertainment media journalist Dave Karger to sign and discuss his new book 50 Oscar Nights: Iconic Stars & Filmmakers on Their Career-Defining Wins.

Join award-winning Turner Classic Movies host, interviewer, and journalist Dave Karger for a book signing followed by a conversation with actor Topher Grace as they discuss Karger’s book 50 Oscar Nights. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood’s most glamorous night. 50 Oscar Nights features exclusive interviews with actors, filmmakers, musicians, and craftspeople that span six decades of the Oscars.   


Book Signing 5-6pm  
Ted Mann Theater Lobby LL1  

Conversation 6:30pm 
Ted Mann Theater LL1  

Dave Karger is an award-winning TV host, interviewer, journalist, and film expert. He is a host on Turner Classic Movies and has been the Oscars expert on NBC’s TODAY since 2000. He also spent over 15 years writing about the Oscars for Entertainment Weekly, cohosted ABC’s Live from the Red-Carpet pre-show, and served as the Academy’s official red-carpet greeter on Oscar night. In 2015, Karger received the Publicist's Guild Press Award, honoring the year’s outstanding entertainment journalists. He has been called “this generation’s mass-media cinematic ambassador” by The Wrap and a “beloved entertainment guru” by The Hollywood Reporter.  

Topher Grace first caught audiences' attention as one of the stars of the iconic television series That '70s Show before making his mark on the big screen in numerous films. He most recently starred in the ABC sitcom Home Economics, as well as Jon Stewart's second directorial feature, the political comedy Irresistible opposite Steve Carrell and Chris Cooper.  

In 2019, Grace was nominated for a SAG Award with his cast for his portrayal of David Duke in Spike Lee's award-winning BlacKkKlansman opposite John David Washington and Adam Driver. In 2017, Grace co-starred in the David Michôd Netflix black comedy War Machine opposite Brad Pitt. Prior, Grace starred in the Sony Pictures Classics drama Truth opposite Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Dennis Quaid, and Elisabeth Moss.

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