oscar.jpgPopular movie-theme fundraiser, organized by the Eastman Young Professionals, features live music, dancing, and ceremony on the big screen in the Dryden Theatre Rochester, N.Y. - George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film will celebrate the 84th Academy Awards® on Sunday, Feb. 26 with its 16th annual movie-themed Oscars® party - at the home of the father of motion picture film, George Eastman. This popular party is charged with all the excitement of Hollywood's big night, featuring live music, dancing, and the Academy Awards® ceremony on the big screen in the 500-seat Dryden Theatre, as well as on TV monitors throughout the museum. You'll feel like a star as you wave off the paparazzi walking down the red carpet. Inside the Eastman House, you'll be tempted by hors d'oeuvres and desserts while bidding on a plethora of silent-auction items. Practice your acceptance speech as you pose for a portrait on the red carpet or with an actual Oscar® statuette and make your way to the mansion to dance to the music of Nik and the Nice Guys.   Food selections and décor by Gatherings Catering will reflect themes from nominated films, including Southern-style barbeque and fried chicken in honor of The Help; baseball-game fare of hot dogs, nachos, and popcorn for Moneyball; Hawaiian-themed food for The Descendants, including pineapple-glazed pork loins; imported cheeses, quiche, and bacon-wrapped scallops for Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy; and French-themed pastries for Midnight in Paris. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the celebration continues through the Best Picture® award. Dress is "dress to impress." Advance tickets are $60 per person ($70 day of event) and include valet parking and a complimentary drink of beer or wine. Tickets are on sale now at academyawardsparty.eastmanhouse.org, in person at the Eastman House, and by calling (585) 271-3361 ext. 444.    Organized by the Eastman Young Professionals, this party is a benefit for the Eastman House and its preservation efforts. The party's star sponsors are Frontier and COMIDA.  Discounts for all ticket holders include 10% off at Panache Vintage & Finer Consignment, Inc. and $60 special pricing for any suit or tuxedo plus $15 for accessories at Tuxedo Junction.