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Oscar nominees to be honored at Academy Awards luncheon

by jmaloni

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Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 11:35 am

More than 150 Oscar nominees, along with 87th Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris, will come together at noon today 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, Steve Carell, Bradley Cooper, Marion Cotillard, Felicity Jones, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Redmayne and Reese Witherspoon are expected to attend the pre-Oscars event. Supporting Actor and Actress nominees Patricia Arquette, Laura Dern, Robert Duvall, Ethan Hawke, Edward Norton, J.K. Simmons and Emma Stone also will join in the celebratory lunch.

Three of the five nominees in the Directing category - Richard Linklater, Bennett Miller and Morten Tyldum -are expected to attend.

The 87th Oscars will be held Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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