83rd Academy Award® Nominees to be Honored at Academy Luncheon

Source: oscars.org
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Beverly Hills, CA – Nineteen of the 20 nominees in the acting categories will be among more than 140 Oscar® nominees who will gather at noon on Monday, February 7, at the Beverly Hilton when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors this year's Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon. Additional confirmations are expected to come in over the weekend.

From the Best Actor and Actress categories, Javier Bardem, Jeff Bridges, Jesse Eisenberg, Colin Firth, James Franco, Annette Bening, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman and Michelle Williams are expected to attend. Amy Adams, Helena Bonham Carter, Melissa Leo, Hailee Steinfeld, Jacki Weaver, John Hawkes, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and Geoffrey Rush will represent the Supporting Actress and Actor categories.

All six nominees in the Directing category – Darren Aronofsky, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, David Fincher, Tom Hooper and David O. Russell – also are expected to attend.

Academy Awards® for outstanding film achievements of 2010 will be presented on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

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