Hollywood Awards Night 2024


Killers of the Flower Moon. Poor Things. Maestro. Oppenheimer. Past Lives. Barbie. Together, these films make up more than half of the Best Picture Academy Award candidates and boast a staggering 51 total nominations among them. Along with May December, they also represent a good portion of Tampa Theatre’s first-run film programming over the past year and half a dozen reasons why Tampa’s majestic movie palace is proud to bring the best of new, independent, limited-release and foreign-language films to our community.

And on Sunday, March 10, Bay-area film fans are invited to come toast the nominees and celebrate the winners together at Tampa Theatre’s 25th annual Hollywood Awards Night, presented by Amalie Oil Co.

The Red Carpet Reception takes on a whole new hue this year at 5:30 p.m. under the historic Franklin Street marquee. After a limo ride around the block courtesy of long-time event sponsor Skyline Limousine, our superstar guests will walk the carpet past adoring fans and paparazzi and chat about who they’re wearing with costumed characters representing some of this year’s biggest movie stars… and Ken.

Inside, there will be games, prizes, free popcorn and soda, the OSCAR® Red Carpet Live pre-show on the big screen, and a cash bar. ABC’s live coverage of the 96th annual Academy Awards®  begins at its new, earlier time of 7:00 p.m.

Hollywood Awards Night 2024 offers THREE levels of watch-party experience:

  • NEW! $99 PREMIUM ORCHESTRA TICKET: The top-tier ticket includes all of the pre-show activities on Franklin Street and open seating on the orchestra level to watch the 96th Academy Awards® broadcast. Premium ticket holders also enjoy an exclusive open bar with beer, wine, and a signature cocktail, plus appetizers, desserts and unlimited popcorn. VIEW THE PREMIUM ORCHESTRA MENU
  • $55 MEZZANINE TICKET: All of pre-show activities on Franklin Street, admission to watch the 96th Academy Awards® broadcast from your reserved seat in the mezzanine, two complimentary drink tickets redeemable for beer or wine, and concierge drink service to your seat, plus free popcorn, soda and water.
  • $25 BALCONY TICKET: All of pre-show activities on Franklin Street, admission to watch the 96th Academy Awards® broadcast from the balcony, plus free popcorn, soda and water.

Guests who stay until the Best Picture is announced at the end of the telecast will also enjoy doughnuts and coffee in the lobby.

Tickets are available at the historic Franklin Street Box Office or online. Tampa Theatre Members save $5.


Attendees are encouraged to show off their star status with a movie-themed costume, or let the glamour of Hollywood inspire an outfit. This event is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Tampa Theatre would like to thank our Hollywood Awards Night Sponsors, including presenting sponsor Amalie Oil Co. Additional support is provided by Breakthru Beverage Group, Pairingware, Paul Mitchell The School, Roberts Imagery, SaltBlock Catering, Santa Marina Wines, Skyline Limousine, and Strictly Entertainment.