AirTalk's Larry Mantle to host 2019 Oscar Preview event at Ace Hotel
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Radio host Larry Mantle has been a staple on national airwaves for over three decades. His "AirTalk with Larry Mantle" is the longest-running daily talk program in Southern California, with the show morphing into a movie-centric, "FilmWeek on AirTalk" every Friday at Noon. Mantle will be back, chatting with several other professional film critics, to host AirTalk's FilmWeek: 2019 Oscar Preview (Tickets) on Sunday, Feb. 17th, live from the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

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The event features such critics as Justin Chang of the LA Times, Christy Lemire and Tim Cogshell of KPCC and, and many other reputable local and national critics. They will be sure to discuss the snubs and surprises of this year's batch of Oscar nominations, plus the ground-breaking films like Ryan Coogler's "Black Panther" and Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman," both of which are nominated for Best Picture (for Spike Lee, it's his first-ever Oscar nomination for directing). This Oscar Preview, hosted by Larry Mantle and taking place exactly one week before the Oscars telecast on ABC,  is a special one-time event that will be taped in front of a live audience.

The Theatre at Ace Hotel is a historic site, built in 1927 by legendary film industry icons Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith. It has stood as the center of the California film industry for nearly a century.

Who will win big - and who will lose out - at this year's Academy Awards celebration? Find out at the AirTalk's FilmWeek: 2019 Oscar Preview on Sunday, Feb. 17th, hosted by Larry Mantle!

Doors open at 12:00pm with the event beginning at 1:00pm. Tickets are now available.