Meryl Streep (Photo by Brigitte Lacombe), Michael B. Jordan (Photo by Juan Veloz), Oprah Winfrey (Photo by Ruven Afanador), Sofia Coppola (Photo by Melodie McDaniel)

The stage is set for a captivating convergence of Hollywood’s finest, as the anticipation builds for the third annual Academy Museum Gala. With the illustrious backing of Rolex, this extraordinary evening is poised to make a resounding impact by directing substantial resources toward the advancement of the Academy Museum’s exhibitions, screenings, educational programs, and community outreach initiatives.

Leading the charge as co-chairs for this illustrious occasion are none other than visionary director Ava DuVernay, philanthropic force Dr. Eric Esrailian, Academy Award-winning actor Halle Berry, and multi-talented filmmaker Ryan Murphy. These esteemed personalities are set to lend their star power to raise awareness and funds that will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on the world of cinema.

Among the luminaries set to grace the event as part of the Academy Museum Gala Host Committee are a constellation of talents including Colman Domingo, Jeffrey Wright, Letitia Wright, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Questlove,Stephanie Hsu, Steven Yeun, Tracee Ellis Ross, among numerous other noteworthy names.

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The spotlight will shine brightest, however, on the illustrious honorees. The gala will pay tribute to the incomparable Meryl Streep, whose storied career has left an indelible mark on global culture. Michael B. Jordan, an actor and scholar who challenges cinematic norms, will be presented with the Vantage Award. Media mogul Oprah Winfrey will be acknowledged with the Pillar Award for her exceptional leadership and support for the Academy Museum. Meanwhile, the Visionary Award will be bestowed upon the innovative filmmaker and actor Sofia Coppola, whose groundbreaking contributions have pushed the boundaries of cinematic art.

The gala, granted the green light to proceed by WGA and SAG-AFTRA, will not only provide a night of glitz and entertainment but will also serve as a vital fundraising effort. Funds raised will power museum exhibitions, education initiatives, and public programming, ensuring that the magic of cinema remains accessible to all. Rolex, the official watch partner and founding supporter of the Academy Museum, stands as a stalwart sponsor, aligned with the museum’s mission to preserve the legacy of film.

Jacqueline Stewart, Director and President of the Academy Museum, expressed her excitement, stating, “We are excited to gather again at our third annual Academy Museum Gala to celebrate the power, global impact, and indelible importance of cinema.” The co-chairs and Rolex’s unwavering support underscore the significance of this grand event.

The Academy Museum Gala isn’t merely a glamorous soirée; it’s a testament to the enduring impact of cinema on culture. With its mission to challenge norms and preserve the art of filmmaking, this year’s gala promises to be an unforgettable night of celebration, innovation, and recognition.

As the countdown to this spectacular event continues, stay tuned for further updates and details that will undoubtedly ignite anticipation across the film world.

For more information, visit Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

The Academy Museum stands as the largest institution in the United States dedicated to the art, science, and creators of moviemaking. Through immersive exhibitions, screenings, and accessible programs, the museum strives to illuminate, celebrate, and preserve the magic of cinema. Designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano, the museum’s campus is a fusion of history and innovation, housing exhibition spaces, state-of-the-art theaters, and public areas free and open to all. Its role in preserving the legacy of film and fostering a deep understanding of its cultural impact makes it a beacon for film enthusiasts and scholars alike.