Oscar nominees to be honored at Academy luncheonby jmaloni
More than 150 Oscar nominees will come together at noon Monday, Feb. 10, at the Beverly Hilton when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors this year's Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon.
Among the Lead Actor and Actress nominees, Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Bruce Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey and Meryl Streep are expected to attend the pre-Oscars event. Supporting Actor and Actress nominees Barkhad Abdi, Bradley Cooper, Jonah Hill, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong'o, Julia Roberts and June Squibb also will join in the celebratory lunch.
All five nominees in the Directing category - Alfonso Cuarón, Steve McQueen, Alexander Payne, David O. Russell and Martin Scorsese - are expected to attend as well.
Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented "Oscar Sunday," March 2, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on ABC. The Oscars, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.