Oh, to be a waitress or waiter at this luncheon.
Nominees for the 86th Oscars gathered for a luncheon — and group photo — at the Beverly Hilton on Monday.
A few famous faces, such as Judi Dench, Julia Roberts and Michael Fassbender, were missing for various reasons but nominees with Pittsburgh connections were there.
Joe Letteri, an Aliquippa native and four-time winner who is part of the visual effects team nominated for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” is in the third row of people standing. He is between “Nebraska” director Alexander Payne and actor Matthew McConaughey.
In the front row standing (behind the seated nominees) is Gary Brozenich, a former Pittsburgher now living in London. He is nominated for visual effects for “The Lone Ranger.” His mother and stepfather, Darlene and Warren Lea, are in Peters and his cheering section includes grandmothers in Brackenridge and Natrona Heights.
Here is the full list:
Front row seated: Eric Reynolds, Eric Warren Singer, Oliver Tarney, Eric Saindon, Max Lang, Dana Brunetti, Craig Borten, Michael Semanick, Steven Price, Lauren MacMullen, Aldruitha Lee, Patrick Tubach, Erik Nash, Robert Lopez, Robbie Brenner, Tracey Seaward, Robin Matthews, Gloria Pasqua-Casny
Front row standing: Caitrin Rogers, Crispin Struthers, Malcolm Clarke, Greg Orloff, Joey McFarland, Gabrielle Tana, Zachary Heinzerling, Ben Grossmann, Guy Williams, Joel Harlow, Vincent Landay, Beau Borders, Gene Serdena, Richard Hymns, Paolo Sorrentino, Mark Sanger, David Shirk, Richard Suckle, Anthony Katadas, Chris Burdon, Gary Brozenich, Nicolas Reed, Bono
Second row: Richard Rowley, Spike Jonze, Chris Sanders, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Michael Wilkinson, Albert Bergen, Hany Abu-Assad, K.K. Barrett, William Butler, Peter F. Kurland, Rosie Goodwin, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Burt Dalton, Ethan Hawke, Martin Pensa, Steve McQueen, Jeremy Scahill, Melisa Wallack, Martin Scorsese, Dorothy McKim, Anders Walter, Alexandre Desplat, Glenn Freemantle, Charles Roven, Jan Lachauer, Mike Prestwood Smith
Third row: Andy Koyama, Chris Lawrence, Megan Ellison, Alexander Payne, Joe Letteri, Matthew McConaughey, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Jonathan Gordon, Baldwin Li, Peter Del Vecho, Adam Stockhausen, Christopher Rouse, Alice Baker, Jared Leto, Mark Taylor, Selma Vilhunen, Jay Cassidy, Julie Delpy, Chris Renaud, June Squibb, Phedon Papamichael, Wylie Stateman, Bradley Cooper, Felix van Groeningen, Mark Gill, Jeffrey Karoff, Jeff Pope, David Brownlow, Joshua Oppenheimer, Chris Buck, Alexandre Espigares
Fourth row: Tim Webber, Thomas Vinterberg, Terence Winter, Thomas Newman, Roger A. Deakins, Andy Nicholson, Neil Courbold, Kristine Belson, Peter Anderson, Ron Yerxa, Jehane Noujaim, Alan Baumgarten, Billy Ray, David Heyman, Kim Magnusson, Cate Blanchett, Esteban Crespo, John Ridley, Signe Byrge Sorensen, Jonah Hill, Stephen Prouty, Kirsikka Saari, Tim Alexander, Jennifer Lee, Joanne Woollard, Barkhad Abdi, Richard Linklater, Joe Walker, Edgar Barens, David Clayton
Fifth row: Michael De Luca, Sandra Bullock, Edson Williams, Philippe Le Sourd, Amy Adams, Kirk DeMicco, Alfonso Cuaron, Daniel Sousa, Karen O, Leonardo DiCaprio, Karim Amer, John Mac McMurphy, Dan Sudick, Lupita Nyong’o, Chris Meledandri, Pharrell Williams, Judy Becker, Bob Nelson, Meryl Streep, David O. Russell, Rachel Winter, Christopher Boyes, Bruce Dern, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve Coogan, Steve Boeddeker, Dan Golden, Morgan Neville, Christian Bale, Jason Cohen