BEVERLY HILLS - "American Hustle" was well-represented at the annual Oscars luncheon on Monday. Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Christian Bale and David O. Russell were all in attendance, but sadly, one nominated member of the crew was not. The wonderful Jennifer Lawrence was unavailable to attend (Adams thought it might be due to "Mockingjay" production commitments). Yep, sorry internet. No J-Law gifs or memes for you to explode over this time around. Still, Adams and Cooper were happy to share the spotlight when they popped by the press room for a quick Q&A with assembled media.
This is Adams' fifth Academy Award nomination and she revealed this time around her red carpet wardrobe will take a more personal approach. Adams declared, "Sometimes I feel like I am dressing in costume on the red carpet, but I can guarantee this year it is something I would wear. I'll be myself."
Could "myself" still mean a Dior, Versace, Armani or Prada? We'll find out on March 2.
As for Cooper, he noted he thought it was "sort of crazy" Tom Hanks wasn't there (interesting since Cooper arguably knocked the "Saving Mr. Banks" star out of contention for a supporting actor nomination) and reflected on the amazing opportunities he now has as a two-time nominee.
"I get to do the things I dreamed of as a kid," Cooper said. "To be working with Clint Eastwood, I am absolutely living a dream. Working with David O. Russell and Cameron Crowe in the fall?"
Yes, it's not a bad time to be Bradley Cooper or Amy Adams at the moment. For more of their comments check out Adams video at the top of this post and Cooper's embedded below.
"American Hustle" is still playing nationwide.