Beverly Hills, California, 4 February 2013
1. SOUNDBITE (English) Hugh Jackman/Oscar Nominee, Best Actor, "Les Miserables":
"Not a lot of drinking that I saw. I know there are five Aussies nominated, but they kept us very much apart. Actually, no Aussie was allowed to be within three tables -- (makes lifting-glass motion), 'Yeah. Hello! Lunch. Free!'"
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Naomi Watts/Oscar Nominee, Best Actress, "The Impossible":
"That is very funny. Because if we'd been in one group together, there would have been no concentration whatsoever."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Tim Burton/Oscar Nominee, Best Animated Feature, "Frankenweenie":
"There's a big fight going on upstairs. That's why I left. There's a big barroom brawl. Yeah, yeah, it's ... watch and see who has black eyes and, you know, it'll probably be covered up with makeup. Who knows?"
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sally Field/Oscar Nominee, Best Supporting Actress, "Lincoln":
"Maybe I was at the wrong table. That's the story of my life. They put me at the wrong table. I don't know who was there. I mean, there were some nice people there (laughs)."
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Quvenzhane Wallis/Oscar Nominee, Best Actress, "Beasts of the Southern Wild":
"I met Denzel Washington, Steven Spielberg -- for the second time."
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Jennifer Lawrence/Oscar Nominee, Best Actress, "Silver Linings Playbook":
"I sat next to Rob Friedman of Summit (Entertainment) and my agent, so I'm sure you'll find that very exciting. And, yeah, it was pretty normal."
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Bradley Cooper/Oscar Nominee, Best Actor, "Silver Linings Playbook":
"The table was eclectic: Jim Gianolopolis (CEO and chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment), the guy who did the special effect for 'Life of Pi' and the D. P. (director of photography). I got to sit next to Naomi Watts and the young actress from 'Beasts of the Southern Wild.' Ben Affleck was there. I was trying to get his attention just to say, 'Hey! Isn't this crazy?'"