Oscar nominees gathered for their annual luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel before the biggest awards is conducted. From Bradley Cooper to Felicity Jones, we had the Oscar nominees of 2015 gathered at the hotel for the luncheon and practice their acceptance speech that they would deliver if they win for their nominations.
After the 195 nominees took their seats at the ballroom inside Beverly Hilton Hotel, Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron made them give a small acceptance speech with guidelines, "Make it personal, funny and heartfelt." and "no lists" in their 45 seconds speech.
Even this year's host Neil Patrick Harris stopped by to encourage his audience and assured them that they will have great fun at Feb. 22 during the main ceremony.
From Oprah Winfrey to Julianne Moore, Oscar nominees gave their brief acceptance speech on the stage during the Oscar luncheon 2015. We heard some of the most inspiring and heart touching speeches from the Oscar nominees.
For example, Julianne Moore who is nominated for Best Actress for her performance as an Alzheimer's patient in Still Alice said, "Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death. There is no cure. There are no survivors. So often people who are diagnosed have a great deal of shame. They don't feel seen or represented. People tend to write people off after they are diagnosed like that's the end when in fact there's a process of living with Alzheimer's. The response from the community has been tremendous because they feel like what they are going through has been represented. It is bringing awareness to the disease and that is something we all need to pay more attention too."
Here is a look inside the Oscar luncheon 2015.
American Sniper Team
American Sniper actor Bradley Cooper and director Clint Eastwood attended the luncheon.
Oscar nominee for Best Actress, Reese Witherspoon was all white as she graced the red carpet. She has been nominated for her performance in Wild.
Emma is nominated for Best Supporting actress category for her performance in Birdman.
Best Actress nominee, Julianne Moore looked fresh and gorgeous in a red dress.
Best Actor nominee, Eddie Redmayne looked handsome in a blue suit.
New mom, Rosamund Pike is all white this award season. She is the Best Actress nominee for her performance as Amy Dunne in Gone Girl.
Best Actress nominee, Felicity Jones looked cute as she graced the red carpet of Oscar luncheon.
Oscar surprise Best Actress nominee, Marion Cotillard is nominated for Two Days, One Night. At her speech, the actress said how the cast relaxed after a hectic shoot, "You drink beer. Belgium, baby! Sometimes."
Best Actor nominee, Michael said "Pressure's on now... The word grateful, I'm just going to keep saying it and you're gonna get sick of it if you already aren't. It is nice to be older because you really don't care about a lot of things anymore. You just go, ‘F**k it.' I prefer that people like me but you really don't care what they think so you say what I want to say. I never want to look back and think I was a bullshitter."
Keeping the Oscar snub aside, Selma producer Oprah Winfrey had a fun time with the nominees.
The girls rather (Best Actress nominees) had a fun time together at the luncheon.
Neil Patrick Harris
This year's host, Neil Patrick Harris dropped by at the luncheon and shared this selfie.
A wide view of the 195 Oscar nominees at the luncheon.