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FOURTH ANNUAL ACADEMY MUSEUM GALATO HONOR PAUL MESCAL, RITA MORENO, AND QUENTIN TARANTINO ON OCTOBER 19, 2024

PRESENTED BY ROLEX, THE GALA RAISES SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT FOR THE ACADEMY MUSEUM’S EXHIBITIONS, SCREENINGS, AND EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PROGRAMSDR. ERIC ESRAILIAN, SALMA HAYEK PINAULT, NICOLE KIDMAN, EVA LONGORIA, AND TYLER PERRY TO SERVE AS 2024 GALA CO-CHAIRS

Academy Museum Gala Host Committee is formed by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II,  Amy Adams & Darren Le Gallo, Jon Bernthal, Orlando Bloom, Sterling K. Brown, Ruth E. Carter, Jon M. Chu, Kieran Culkin, Willem Dafoe, Ariana DeBose, Colman Domingo, Winston Duke, Kirsten Dunst & Jesse Plemons, Cynthia Erivo, Emerald Fennell, Sally Field, Nicholas Galitzine, Jennifer Garner, Ariana Grande,  Ludwig Göransson, Regina Hall, Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson, Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Cord Jefferson, Dwayne Johnson, Rashida Jones, Regina King, Zoë Kravitz, Jessica Lange, Jude Law, Jennifer Lawrence, Greta Lee, Demi Moore, Niecy Nash-Betts, Josh O’Connor, Ke Huy Quan, Questlove, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Eddie Redmayne, Saoirse Ronan, Meg Ryan, Celine Song, Denis Villeneuve, Lulu Wang, Jeffrey Wright, Letitia Wright, Steven Yeun and Hans Zimmer.

LOS ANGELES, CA, June 10, 2024—The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures today announced details of its annual fundraising gala, to be held on October 19, 2024. The Academy Museum Gala will celebrate the acclaimed museum’s third anniversary and will honor Academy Award-nominated actor Paul Mescal; Academy Award-winning actress, singer, and dancer Rita Moreno ; and two-time Academy Award-winning and six-time Academy Award-nominated writer and director Quentin Tarantino.

The evening will help raise vital funds to support museum exhibitions, education initiatives, and public programming, including screenings, K– 12 programs, and access initiatives in service of the public and the local community of Los Angeles. Supported by Rolex, the official watch partner and founding supporter of the Academy Museum, the Gala is being co-chaired by Academy Museum Trustee, physician, producer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Dr. Eric Esrailian; Academy Award-nominated actress, producer, director, and activist Salma Hayek Pinault; Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman; Academy Museum Trustee and actress, director, producer, and activist Eva Longoria; and Academy Museum Founding Supporter, Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award winner, and actor, filmmaker, and studio founder Tyler Perry

“The Academy Museum Gala celebrates the power, global impact, and indelible importance of cinema, and I am thrilled we can gather for a fourth year and honor these three amazing artists—Rita Moreno, Quentin Tarantino, and Paul Mescal—whose groundbreaking achievements, filmmaking influence, and demonstrated versatility will continue to inspire generations of artists and filmmakers,” said incoming Academy Museum Director and President, Amy Homma. “We are profoundly grateful to Rolex for their continued support of the museum and cinema worldwide, our co-chairs Dr. Eric Esrailian, Salma Hayek Pinault, Nicole Kidman, Eva Longoria, and Tyler Perry for hosting this special evening.”

The three awards presented at this year’s Academy Museum Gala reflect the museum’s continued mission to advance the understanding, celebration, and preservation of film and to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema. The awards presented at this year’s gala include:

  • The Vantage Award, presented to Paul Mescal, honoring an emerging artist or scholar who is helping to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema.
  • The Icon Award, presented to Rita Moreno, celebrating an artist whose career has had a significant global cultural impact.
  • The Luminary Award, presented to Quentin Tarantino, given to an artist whose singular contributions have expanded the creative possibilities of cinema.

The 2024 Academy Gala Host Committee, also announced today, includes Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Amy Adams & Darren Le Gallo, Jon Bernthal, Orlando Bloom, Sterling K. Brown, Ruth E. Carter, Jon M. Chu, Kieran Culkin, Willem Dafoe, Ariana DeBose, Colman Domingo, Winston Duke, Kirsten Dunst & Jesse Plemons, Cynthia Erivo, Emerald Fennell, Sally Field, Nicholas Galitzine, Jennifer Garner, Ariana Grande, Ludwig Göransson, Regina Hall, Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson, Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Cord Jefferson, Dwayne Johnson, Rashida Jones, Regina King, Zoë Kravitz, Jessica Lange, Jude Law, Jennifer Lawrence, Greta Lee, Demi Moore, Niecy Nash-Betts, Josh O’Connor, Ke Huy Quan, Questlove, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Eddie Redmayne, Saoirse Ronan, Meg Ryan, Celine Song, Denis Villeneuve, Lulu Wang, Jeffrey Wright, Letitia Wright, Steven Yeun and Hans Zimmer.

The 2023 Academy Museum Gala honored Meryl Streep, Michael B. Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, and Sofia Coppola. The 2022 Academy Museum Gala honored Julia Roberts, Miky Lee, Sir Steve McQueen, and Tilda Swinton. The 2021 Academy Museum Opening Gala honored Haile Gerima and Sophia Loren as well as Academy Museum Campaign Leaders Annette Bening, Bob Iger, and Tom Hanks.

Additional details about the gala will be announced in the coming months.

ABOUT THE HONOREES

Rita Moreno is a true Hollywood and Broadway legend having been honored and recognized for her critically acclaimed performances during her more than 80 year career. Shehas won all four of the most prestigious awards in show business: an Oscar, a Tony, two Emmys, and a Grammy.Her countless credits span more than eight decades, beginning with her Broadway debut at age 13. In addition, Moreno has starred on London’s West End, appeared in more than 70feature films, countless television shows, and has performed in numerous regional theaters including her one woman show,Life Without Makeup at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. She continues to tour the country appearing at speaking engagements and lectures. Moreno currently stars in such films as“The Prank”, a comedy-horror film that released in theaters nation wide in March and the Netflix film “Family Switch” which was released on the platform in December 2023.Recently, she has starred in several blockbuster films, “Fast X” and “80 for Brady”;a holiday flick for Lifetime-TV,“Santa’s Bootcamp”;and hosted the 30th Anniversary Special,“Beauty and TheBeast” on ABC-TV. Moreno also co-starred and served as an Executive Producer in Steven Spielberg’s remake of“West Side Story”. Her documentary, “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl WhoDecided to Go For It”, had its world debut at Sundance Film Festival and then released in theaters nationwide.The film also debuted on TV as part of PBS’American Masters series and is now streaming on Netflix. Moreno also appeared in the widely popular reimagining of Norman Lear’s classic TV sitcom, One Day At A Time which aired for 4 seasons.In 2015 Moreno released her first ever all-Spanish language album, Una Vez Más, produced by good friend, Emilio Estefan. She is also aNew York Times best selling author with her first book, Rita Moreno: A Memoir published by Celebra Books.Recipient of the Peabody Career Achievement Award and the Kennedy Center Honor for her lifetime contributions to American culture, she was also honored by her peers as the 50th recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award. She has also served as Grand Marshall for both the Rose Parade and National Puerto RicanDay Parade.Moreno is the recipient Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush, the highest civilian award of the United States, and the National Medal of Arts byPresident Barack Obama, the highest award given to artists and arts patrons.



ABOUT ROLEX AND CINEMA 
For many decades, Rolex has maintained close ties with the world of cinema. Its watches have played a role in numerous films, including Oscar® -winning masterpieces. The company promotes excellence, encourages the preservation and transmission of the cinematic arts and celebrates progress by accompanying cinema legends and budding talents: through its Testimonees such as Martin Scorsese, James Cameron and Jia Zhang-ke, its partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Rolex mentoring programme for talented young filmmakers. Rolex has partnered the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2017, serving as Proud Sponsor of the Oscars®, hosting the event’s Greenroom, while also supporting the Governors Awards, recognizing lifetime achievement in film. To assist in the preservation of film history for future generations, Rolex became a Founding Supporter of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles. Through its support of the film industry, Rolex champions excellence, the perpetuation of knowledge, the conservation of the art of filmmaking and the rise of new talent.

Images: Paul Mescal, photo by Christian Tierny; Rita Moreno, photo by Mark Hill; Quentin Tarantino, photo by Art Streiber

About the Academy Museum
The Academy Museum is the largest museum in the United States devoted to the arts, sciences, and artists of moviemaking. The museum advances the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, initiatives, and collections. Designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s campus contains the restored and revitalized historic Saban Building—formerly known as the May Company building (1939)—and a soaring spherical addition. Together, these buildings contain 50,000 square feet of exhibition spaces, two state-of-the-art theaters, the Shirley Temple Education Studio, and beautiful public spaces that are free and open to the public. These include: The Walt Disney Company Piazza and the Sidney Poitier Grand Lobby, which houses the Spielberg Family Gallery, Academy Museum Store, and Fanny’s restaurant and café. The Academy Museum exhibition galleries and store are open six days a week from 10am to 6pm and are closed on Tuesdays and Christmas Day.