Thursday, July 18, 2024

Oscar Nominees Luncheon Secret Star: No One Noticed Sean Ono Lennon, Nominated for Animated Short Film, “War is Over” (Exclusive)


EXCLUSIVE  Sean Ono Lennon was a guest yesterday at the Oscars Nominees Luncheon.

No one seems to have noticed the musician filmmaker son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. But he was pretty excited about it. He posted a tweet at 7am yesterday, all dressed and ready to go.

“War Is Over!” is directed by Dave Mullins, and written with Sean. It’s a nod to his parents’ music, famous bed-ins during the Vietnam war, and to their hit song “Happy Xmas (War is Over).”

It doesn’t seem like Sean joined the fray for the big nominees class photo — or that he even told people he was there. He’s very self-effacing and humble. But congrats! And let’s hope he and Mullins surprise everyone and win!

But how ironic that all these A-listers were in the room and didn’t realize the Beatles progeny was among them. Not even a picture in the trades!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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