Lunch honors Oscar nominees; Idina Menzel to perform on show

Posted Feb 11, 2014 by Tim O'Brien
Stars were shining as the annual Oscar nominees luncheon was held in Beverly Hills. It was a day when all the nominees came together without worrying about winning and losing.
Show is taking shape.
Show is taking shape.
It is about them being the class of 2013. That didn't mean they didn't talk about winning and losing. They did.
They gathered at the Beverly Hilton on Monday (Feb. 10). Some in attendance were Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Bruce Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Meryl Streep, Jonah Hill and Jered Leto.
The Wrap compiled a few juicy gems from some of the nominees at the luncheon. For example, McConaughey noted how he will party no matter if he wins or loses. A loss would be an upset as he goes in the front-runner by a mile. Hill said he would write an acceptance speech and that he will do it so he will not sound stupid if, for some reason, he wins.
Meanwhile, plans for the show go on. Singer, songwriter and actress Idina Menzel will, for the first time, perform the Oscar®-nominated song “Let It Go” at the Oscars.
It was announced by producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron today (Feb. 11). Menzel will perform “Let It Go" which was written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for “Frozen.” Also, Singer-songwriter-producer Pharrell Williams will perform “Happy” from "Despicable Me 2." The two other nominees in that category are "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" and "The Moon Song" from "Her."
However, Bono was present at the luncheon, so maybe he agreed to have U2 perform "Ordinary Love." Stay tuned.
The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Sunday, March 2, live on ABC.