Tomorrow night are the Oscars and so, as has been tradition for the past few years, today was the Society of Composers and Lyricists reception for the Oscar Music Nominees. Held at the Beverly Hills home of John Cacavas, in attendence to celebrate were many members of the SCL. Composers like Charles Bernstein, Bruce Broughton, Vic Mizzy, John Ottman, Terence Blanchard, and more were on hand to congratulate their peers for their nomination by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Best Song nominee (and top composer) Alan Silvestri (“Believe” from The Polar Express) and his wife Sandra were the first to arrive (they even had a bottle of their new wine with them, but sadly it wasn’t brought out as planned), followed by Best Score nominee Jan A.P. Kaczmarek (Finding Neverland) and Best Song nominee Jorge Drexler (“Al Otro Lado Del R