According to an Academy press release, 14 acting nominees and all five Best Director candidates are anticipated to attend the annual rendezvous. The tradition of the Nominees Luncheon began in the early 80's, Its is an event where seating arrangements are designed so that you don't sit with the people from your film or contenders in your respected category. Every one can mingle and take photos, enjoying each others companionship instead of pulling your hair out worrying whose going to win.They meal served included poached pear Gorgonzola salad, marinated chicken breast and apple tarts. "Table talk among Academy Awards nominees is ranging from weighty matters such as the war on terror to lighter matters like what to wear to the Oscars."
You can visit TheAcademy's Facebook page to ask questions. Hopefully pictures will be up soon