Breaking the Oscars Ceiling 

Breaking the Oscars Ceiling 

Celebrate historic firsts, wins, and Oscar milestones of the LGBTQ+ community.

Significant firsts, historic wins and Oscars milestones... the Academy Museum invites you to celebrate the achievements of the LGBTQ+ community at the Academy Awards. The conversation will center filmmakers who both identify and champion representation on and off-screen while reflecting on their journeys and continued challenges facing their craft and the industry today.  

See the list of the 96th Oscar Nominees.

The below lists the 96th Oscars nominees that will be participating in the afternoon’s program. The list of participants is subject to change and will continuously be updated.

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
• Laura Karpman, American Fiction

Best documentary short film
• S. Leo Chiang, Island in Between
• John Hoffman, The Barber of Little Rock

Achievement in costume design
• Jacqueline West, Killers of the Flower Moon

Achievement in sound
• Erik Aadahl, The Creator

Additional panelists to be confirmed.

Moderated by Keya Khayatian, Partner & Co-Head of the Media Rights Department at United Talent Agency.

Seating in the David Geffen Theater will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. No seat saving will be permitted. 
Nominee Programs support provided by Clarendelle & Domaine Clarence Dillon, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures' official wines, and Delta Air Lines. Academy Museum film programming generously funded by the Richard Roth Foundation. Chase is the Presenting Partner of Oscar® Sundays.

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