Oscar® Nominees Honored at Academy Luncheon
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored this years
Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon on March 11, 2002,
at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
105 nominees, from 23 categories, gathered at noon for the traditional
Among the attendees were, Leading Actor and Actress categories,
Russell Crowe, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Tom Wilkinson, Halle
Berry, Nicole Kidman and Sissy Spacek. Jennifer Connelly, Helen
Mirren, Marisa Tomei, Kate Winslet, Ethan Hawke, Ben Kingsley and
Jon Voight represented the Supporting Acting categories.
105 Oscar nominees gathered for the 21st Annual Academy
In attendance from the Directing category were Robert Altman, Ron
Howard, David Lynch and Ridley Scott. Nominated writers who attended
were Milo Addica, Daniel Clowes, Ted Elliott, Julian Fellowes, Rob
Festinger, Todd Field, Akiva Goldsman, Christopher Nolan, Jonathan
Nolan, Will Rokos, Terry Rossio, Roger S. H. Schulman, Joe Stillman
and Terry Zwigoff.
Sidney Poitier, who will receive an Honorary Oscar at this years
show, and Arthur Hiller, who will accept the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian
Award, and Edmund M. Di Giulio, who received the Gordon E. Sawyer
Award, an Oscar statuette, at the Scientific and Technical Awards
on March, 2, 2002.
Sting, who is nominated in the Best Song category and will perform
on the Oscar telecast, also attended.