Seventeen of the 20 nominees in the acting categories will be among the more than 100 nominees from 24 categories who will gather at noon for the traditional pre-Academy Awards fete when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors this year’s Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon on Monday (February 13), at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

From the Leading Actor and Actress categories Philip Seymour Hoffman, Terrence Howard, Heath Ledger, Joaquin Phoenix, Felicity Huffman, Keira Knightley, Charlize Theron and Reese Witherspoon are expected to attend. Amy Adams, Catherine Keener, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, George Clooney, Matt Dillon, Paul Giamatti, Jake Gyllenhaal and William Hurt are set to represent the supporting categories.

All five nominees from the Directing category

Cinemark Movie Club
Brian B.