Viola Davis, George Clooney Among Expected Talent at Oscars Nominees Luncheon
More than 150 Oscar nominees will be honored at the annual Nominees Luncheon on Feb. 6, with nearly all of the nominated actors expected to make an appearance.
Eighteen of the 20 nominees in the best actor, actress and supporting categories have RSVP'ed for the event, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel this Sunday. A press release for the event notes that additional confirmations are expected to come in the next day.
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Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Rooney Mara, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Demian Bichir, George Clooney, Jean Dujardin, Gary Oldman and Brad Pitt should all be in attendance, filling out the complete Best Actor and Actress categories. Kenneth Branagh, Jonah Hill, Nick Nolte, Max von Sydow, Berenice Bejo, Melissa McCarthy, Janet McTeer and Octavia Spencer will represent the Supporting categories.
Not making an appearance at the fete? Beginners actor Christopher Plummer, who is a favorite to take home the trophy for supporting actor, and The Help's Jessica Chastain, nominated in the supporting actress category.
Directors Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris) and Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life) may also skip the event, while their counterparts Michel Hazanivicius (The Artist), Alexander Payne (The Descendants) and Martin Scorsese (Hugo) will join the festivities.