Academy Museum Gala Rescheduled for December After Postponement Due to Hamas Attack on Israel (Exclusive)

The Academy Museum Gala, an annual fundraiser for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures that has come to be the Met Gala of the West Coast, has been rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 3., The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The event was postponed from its original date of Saturday, Oct. 14, following Hamas’ Oct. 7 terrorist attack on Israel.

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Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep, Michael B. Jordan and Sofia Coppola are set to be honored at the event.

“After careful consideration, I am pleased to let you know that we have a new gala date confirmed,” Academy Museum president and director Jacqueline Stewart emailed Museum Gala supporters. She added, “The situation in Israel and Palestine remains top of mind, and we move forward with care and thoughtfulness.”

If the strike is not resolved before Dec. 3, executives may stay away from the event to encourage the attendance of stars, per a plan that was in place before the original postponement. But a date in December makes it far more likely that all parties will be able to attend the event in harmony, as in years past.

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