The Oscar nominees luncheon is always full of good feelings, it’s a definite highlight of the season, especially since everyone in the room has come here, all the Oscar nominees and they get to see not only the other nominees but Getting a chance to mingle with a large number of Academy voters. on hand. Given that there are less than two weeks left for the final voting to begin, this is also a chance for some to inspire AMPAS members to watch their film. “Hopefully if you’ve seen my movie you’ll want to vote for it,” a major executive told an Academy member. “And if you’re not going to see it, vote for it anyway,” he said.
And why not?
I snapped a photo of 15-time nominee and bridesmaid (although she has an honorary Oscar), Diane Warren, nominated this year for “The Fire Inside,” chatting with him. barbie’s Greta Gerwig and the film’s writer/director are telling that there are two Best Song nominations for both Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell. “What I Was Made For” and Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt’s men’s anthem “I’m Just Kane”, she knows she has to lose to someone and has two chances to do it Barbie. “You never know, they might cancel each other out,” she said to me, laughing aside. Everything about this event is good entertainment and cordial, which is why everyone is so happy to be there.
flower moon killer Best Actress nominee Lily Gladstone told me the best thing about lunch, her first thing being that everyone really likes each other’s movies, noting that it’s been a very good year for film. Is. She was one of the last names called for the annual class photo and said she found it hard to believe that she would be sitting right in front of Christopher Nolan and Martin Scorsese, something she had not imagined before. very quiet.
Academy President Janet Yang kicked off the proceedings with some remarks before lunch, but also right afterward when she told the crowd in the Beverly Hilton ballroom (weren’t we just) Here (less than 48 hours before the DGA Awards?) that he had something very important to tell them. Yang reminded them that the Oscars show will start an hour earlier this year at 4:00 pm PT/7:00 pm ET. The audience was clearly surprised by this, and was apparently remembering the Academy’s previous press release regarding that change. And she started telling them that it is also the first day of Daylight Savings so please remember to ‘Spring Forward’. “We think it’s worth losing that extra hour of sleep, right?”
yes of course. It’s Oscar, but rumbling and shaking can be felt throughout the room. It was almost as if she had just announced that Pope Francis had agreed to host the Oscars red carpet pre-show. Speaking about it, AMPAS CEO Bill Kramer said that he thinks the half-hour official pre-show at 3:30 pm PT is more than enough, especially since if you want a fashion parade on the red carpet. Other outlets are available with longer coverage. The real reason for this change to an hour earlier is the ratings which have always been pulled down on the East Coast where the big prizes always take place after 11:00 pm ET, sometimes hitting midnight, so this is a bold move, But I think the smart move is to end all this at the appropriate time.
He told me he’s very excited by the way the show is shaping up, paying special attention to new producers Raj Kapoor and Katy Mullan, among others. He also confirmed that all five nominated songs would be performed on the show, along with a few other surprises. He was tight-lipped on whether Ryan Gosling would lead the “I’m Just Kane” number, but trust me, he will. Ronson had been pestering him to do so long before the nominations came. Despite his hesitant answers in recent interviews, I don’t see a world where he doesn’t do this. Well there was a mini too La la Land As the two 2024 nominees reunited, Emma Stone and Gosling, who were nominated in 2017 (Stone also won), were seen talking on the floor.
I don’t play the game of trying to say which actor got the most applause when his name was called for the class photo, but I can clearly say that it’s Messi, the Border Collier who played Snoop in Best Picture. Have played the nominated person, anatomy of fall Attracted all the attention at the pre-reception and luncheon, a real selfie draw if ever there was one. I couldn’t resist asking Pooch’s PR team to take my picture with him. I’ve been rooting for this dog for a Best Supporting Actor nomination ever since I saw the movie at Cannes and saw him foaming at the mouth from an aspirin overdose. It was surprising and won him the Palme d’Or, the first time a Cannes film had won both Palme d’Or. And Pam the dog. Gosling was among those who met him, concerned that at one point he was seen unconscious on the floor. In fact, Messi is so calm that he can sleep for a while even with every Oscar nominee passing by him.
Ronson was among the nominees trying to get a selfie with Messi, the most unforgettable dog among the Best Picture contenders since Mike, the terrier who played Uggie. artist , Winner of Best Picture in 2011. The studio put Mike/Uggie out on every imaginable show that year. it worked. IT WAS A VERY GOOD DRAMA OF NEON WHICH WAS BOUGHT Body structure Tom Quinn, head of NEON at Cannes, told me that one of their selling points was that they could pretty much guarantee Body structure It would be a great opportunity to win the Best International Film award, (which could have been the first award for the country since 1992). Indochina),Only to see France fail to enter it (they chose to). taste of things instead). He is extremely happy that it received five nominations including Best Picture and also won two Golden Globes. I’ve seen a lot of buzz for the film among members I’ve talked to who have seen it, and Quinn is also excited about her second film, WM. vendor’s perfect day which was japan’s entry Did Receive international film nominations.
However, based on informal discussions, many members still have a Very This will have to be seen before receiving the ballot on the 22nd (February 27). One film they might be interested in watching after lunch today is the visual effects nominee and surprise hit, godzilla minus one Whose effects team brought Godzilla statues with them to the event. Some of the senior citizens nominated for Best Documentary Short were also seen in the crowd, including a 101-year-old MTV worker. ABC of book burning And 96-year-old Nai Nai and 85-year-old Wai Po, the title stars of Shawn Wang’s charming Disney+ film,new new and night water Generally it was a very great crowd with most of the acts and other nominees being very complimentary of the others.
christopher nolan whose oppenheimer This emerged when the current front runner had a table closest to the stage and huge Oscar statues adorning it. Robert Downey Jr. was also there. He was the last name called for the group photo. At the reception he told me, “I’m sitting at table number one.”
Is that an omen? Scorsese’s desk was right next to his.
As soon as I arrived, I also got some news. I met with Academy Directors Branch Governor Jason Reitman, who was talking to another Producer Governor, Jason Blum, and when I asked if published reports were true that he was planning a tour of the prestigious and historic Fox Village Westwood Theater (currently occupied by the Regency Operated), he confirmed it.
“Today I officially become the owner,” he said, mentioning that the board of directors he helped take over would be announced on Wednesday, where at least 50 films premiere each year. Are. And he says they already have an exhibitor to run it and they actually have a lot of ideas to bring it back to life. He was concerned (as was I) about the fate of the theater (even though it is considered a historic landmark in LA) and promised never to have to worry about it being gone again. This is the theater where I saw my first Disney movie Lady and the Tramp, As promoted at the time, it was the first animated feature presented in CinemaScope. Thanks, Jason and I can’t wait to see your plans.
Hopefully the 96th Annual Academy Awards will be as much fun as today’s Oscar nominees luncheon was.
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