WATCH: Oscar nominees group photo was taken today and you can see how it all came together
It’s been nine years since I last attended the Oscar nominees luncheon. For the press, it’s such a treat because you randomly get seated at tables with the nominees. One year I sat next to Jennifer Hudson and the next year right next to George Clooney. It was always so thrilling to watch the big class photo being taken with the nominees – all of them – being called up one at a time. These days it’s all videoed by the Academy and put on YouTube so here it is from earlier today. Enjoy everyone from Meryl to Octavia to Spielberg climb up on the risers.