Meet the Oscars in Grand Central Terminal, where several of the famous statues will be on display this week for FREE. Two of the Oscar statuettes are the actual ones which will be presented to the Best Actor and Best Actress winners at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, February 27th. The statuettes will be part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Meet the Oscars, Grand Central” at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal. The exhibition opens 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 23rd, and also includes the actual Best Picture Oscar awarded to director Billy Wilder for the 1960 film The Apartment. The world-famous statuettes will be on display daily, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., through Sunday, February 27th, although the Best Actor and Best Actress Oscars fly back to Hollywood on the 25th to join their friends in time for Sunday’s Oscar Night.
Visitors who “check-in” at “Meet the Oscars, Grand Central” via the Foursquare app on their cell phone and show the screen to a “Meet the Oscars” staffer will receive a limited edition 83rd Academy Awards Poster Collection 83rd Academy Awards poster. Guests who tweet their “Meet the Oscars” photo along with the hashtag #Oscars to @TheAcademy will be entered to win an official Oscar t-shirt. Oscar fans in New York can also visit the “Oscars Red Carpet Experience” at 1333 Broadway to take a photo of yourself with a virtual Oscar. Be sure to bring your camera.