What to know
- The 94th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 27 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood
- The Academy Museum, located on Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, opened in late September 2021
- Movie-themed cocktails and a new-at-home kit are part of the museum’s Oscar 2022 offer
The red carpets that sometimes stretch along Hollywood Boulevard are some of the ultimate who is who-y spots all over the planet, especially in the golden hour that expires just before the Oscars.
And the fresh faces of film judgment floating along the fabled carpet? So many paparazzi cameras are turning in their direction, all to capture the break-out favorites that made the bubbly scene.
But there is a newcomer who will not be present, although this fresh star will be in many movie-loving minds during the broadcast.
Of course, it should come as no surprise to anyone that the Academy Museum, the newcomer in question, is not coming. After all, the museum consists of a few buildings on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, which are about 20 minutes from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.
Although it may not be physically present at the ceremony, 2022 is still an important moment for the film-themed museum, as this is the first Oscar season since it opened in late September 2021.
To embrace the excitement of the world’s most famous entertainment awards, spectacular, and give visiting film fans ways to enjoy Oscar week, the Academy Museum has a few things in its glittering sleeve.
To begin? Star Shutdown, of course, which is now available at Fanny’s, the restaurant inside the cinema-focused institution.
The cocktails, which have been tastefully inspired by several of the best film nominees, include “Don’t Look Up”, a drink offering that includes Manufactory Matcha, lavender agave, oat milk, vanilla, Our Los Angeles Vodka and toasted cinnamon).
The set? It takes its quirky sweetness from a comet, one of satire’s central players.
Other cocktails on the whimsical list? Look for imaginative sips inspired by “Nightmare Alley”, “Dune” and several other recent movies. They will be available at Fanny’s through Sunday, March 27, which is Oscar night.
And if you want to spend the evening at Fanny’s and see the Oscars from inside the Academy Museum, you can. Make your reservation now for the $ 85 dinner at a fixed price, which includes a main course as well as “access to antipasti and dessert bars,” areas you can visit when you feel pissed off during the party.
But you say you plan to see the Klieg-lit lark while at home in your pajamas? The Academy Museum can help: The museum shop has an Oscar Viewing Party Kit on the shelves, the kind of box filled with goodies to enhance your watch-from-sofa experience.
The set includes drink stirrers with the Oscar logo, a banner, confetti, other festive jewelry and the all-important ballots (there are a dozen in the package).
The party box is $ 60, and “supplies are limited.”