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Academy Lunch Assembles Nominees for Portrait Monday, Livestreams Interview Room

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood February 7, 2011 at 6:19AM

One of my fave events of the year, the Academy Nominations Lunch, assembles the Oscar nominees--more than a hundred--at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to celebrate, collect a certificate, and pose for a large group photo. The press corps gets a crack at the nominees on the red carpet, in the interview room and some of us actually get to sit down for a meal with nominees at randomly selected tables. Academy president Tom Sherak will deliver some guidelines on acceptance speeches--basically, keep 'em short.
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Thompson on Hollywood

One of my fave events of the year, the Academy Nominations Lunch, assembles the Oscar nominees--more than a hundred--at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to celebrate, collect a certificate, and pose for a large group photo. The press corps gets a crack at the nominees on the red carpet, in the interview room and some of us actually get to sit down for a meal with nominees at randomly selected tables. Academy president Tom Sherak will deliver some guidelines on acceptance speeches--basically, keep 'em short.

TOH will report back via various media on our gleanings later today, but in the meantime the Academy is also live-streaming the event here and on Facebook:

Watch live streaming video from academyawards at livestream.com

The schedule (Pacific Time) is below:


Schedule of Events

11:30-12:30 Interview room Q&A (visit Facebook.com/TheAcademy to submit a question to be asked to one of the nominees)

1:00 Academy President Tom Sherak welcomes the guests

1:10 Group photo, then individual certificates of nomination handed out

This article is related to: Awards, Oscars


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.