The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Celebrates the Nominees in Events Leading Up to Oscar Night 2014

All images photographed by Matt Petit, Aaron Poole and Robert Gladden, Courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences/A.M.P.A.S. 

For the first time as part of its annual Oscar Week events, the Academy presented a live “Oscar Concert” celebrating this year’s nominated scores and songs on Thursday, February 27, at 8 p.m. at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The program featured an 80-piece orchestra performing suites from each of the nominated original scores, conducted by their composers. The concert also featured this year’s nominated original songs, including “Let It Go” from “Frozen,” performed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2,” performed by Jill Scott.

Host Common prior to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “The Oscar Concert” on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Royce Hall in Los Angeles.

Host Common prior to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “The Oscar Concert” on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Royce Hall in Los Angeles.

Academy Governor Charles Fox, host Common, Academy CEO Dawn Hudson and film critic Elvis Mitchell during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “The Oscar Concert” on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Royce Hall in Los Angeles. The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Academy Governor Charles Fox, host Common, Academy CEO Dawn Hudson and film critic Elvis Mitchell during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “The Oscar Concert” on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Royce Hall in Los Angeles. 

Oscar® nominees Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez performs "Let It Go" from the film "Frozen" during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “The Oscar Concert” on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Royce Hall in Los Angeles.

Oscar® nominees Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez performs “Let It Go” from the film “Frozen” during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “The Oscar Concert” on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Royce Hall in Los Angeles.

Oscar® nominated composer Steven Price conducts a suite from his score for "Gravity" during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “The Oscar Concert” on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Royce Hall in Los Angeles. The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Oscar® nominated composer Steven Price conducts a suite from his score for “Gravity” during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “The Oscar Concert” on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Royce Hall in Los Angeles. 

Oscar® nominated composer Alexandre Desplat conducts a suite from his score for "Philomena" during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “The Oscar Concert” on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Royce Hall in Los Angeles.

Oscar® nominated composer Alexandre Desplat conducts a suite from his score for “Philomena” during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “The Oscar Concert” on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Royce Hall in Los Angeles.

IN OTHER OSCAR NEWS…

Animated filmmakers Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco, of the Oscar®-nominated Animated Feature "The Croods”, prior to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Oscar Celebrates: Animated Features” event on Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Animated filmmakers Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco, of the Oscar®-nominated Animated Feature “The Croods”, prior to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Oscar Celebrates: Animated Features” event on Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Animated filmmaker Toshio Suzuki, of the Oscar®-nominated Animated Feature "The Wind Rises”, prior to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Oscar Celebrates: Animated Features” event on Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Animated filmmaker Toshio Suzuki, of the Oscar®-nominated Animated Feature “The Wind Rises”, prior to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Oscar Celebrates: Animated Features” event on Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Animated filmmaker Jennifer Lee, of the Oscar®-nominated Animated Feature "Frozen” and host John C Reilly prior to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Oscar Celebrates: Animated Features” event on Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Animated filmmaker Jennifer Lee, of the Oscar®-nominated Animated Feature “Frozen” and host John C Reilly prior to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Oscar Celebrates: Animated Features” event on Friday, February 28, 2014 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Director Paolo Sorrentino (left) and director Alfonso Cuarón at the reception for the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 86th Oscars®, on Friday, February 28, 2014. The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Director Paolo Sorrentino (left) and director Alfonso Cuarón at the reception for the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 86th Oscars®, on Friday, February 28, 2014. The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (left) and director Felix Van Groeningen at the reception for the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 86th Oscars®, on Friday, February 28, 2014. The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (left) and director Felix Van Groeningen at the reception for the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 86th Oscars®, on Friday, February 28, 2014. The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Academy Governor Mark Johnson at the reception for the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 86th Oscars®, on Friday, February 28, 2014. The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Academy Governor Mark Johnson at the reception for the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 86th Oscars®, on Friday, February 28, 2014. The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael at the reception for the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 86th Oscars®, on Friday, February 28, 2014. The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael at the reception for the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 86th Oscars®, on Friday, February 28, 2014. The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Felix Van Groeningen, director of the Oscar®-nominated film "The Broken Circle Breakdown," at the reception for the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 86th Oscars®, on Friday, February 28, 2014. The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Felix Van Groeningen, director of the Oscar®-nominated film “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” at the reception for the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 86th Oscars®, on Friday, February 28, 2014. The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Director Kathryn Bigelow at the reception for the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 86th Oscars®, on Friday, February 28, 2014. The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Director Kathryn Bigelow at the reception for the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 86th Oscars®, on Friday, February 28, 2014. The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs at the reception for the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 86th Oscars®, on Friday, February 28, 2014. The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs at the reception for the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 86th Oscars®, on Friday, February 28, 2014. The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Director Hany Abu-Assad (left) and actor Tommy Lee Jones at the reception for the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 86th Oscars®, on Friday, February 28, 2014. The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Director Hany Abu-Assad (left) and actor Tommy Lee Jones at the reception for the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 86th Oscars®, on Friday, February 28, 2014. The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Director Alfonso Cuarón (left) and director Paolo Sorretino  at the reception for the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 86th Oscars®, on Friday, February 28, 2014. The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Director Alfonso Cuarón (left) and director Paolo Sorretino at the reception for the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 86th Oscars®, on Friday, February 28, 2014. The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Director Rithy Pahn (left) and director Kathryn Bigelow at the reception for the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 86th Oscars®, on Friday, February 28, 2014. The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.

Director Rithy Pahn (left) and director Kathryn Bigelow at the reception for the Foreign Language Film Award category for the 86th Oscars®, on Friday, February 28, 2014. The Oscars® will be presented on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® in Hollywood, CA and televised live by the ABC Television Network.