The nominees get a bit of the MGM backlot history.
On the first day of the Los Angeles leg of the Oscar Showcase tour, the nominees had a chance to see the famed MGM backlot and the new Sony studios. Here are a collection of pics from the day.
The Lady and the Reaper director Javier Recio Gracia (l) and tour host Ron Diamond are enjoying the behind-the-scenes look.
The tour takes a swing by the Jeopardy set.
Javier and Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty director Nicky Phelan marvel at the realistic fake trees.
Granny O'Grimm's Sleeping Beauty's Phelan and producer Darragh O'Connell get interviewed for AWNtv's videoblog.
The filmmakers field questions from Sony execs.
Head of Sony Pictures Animation Hannah Minghella has lunch with the nominees.
Sony's tech guru Rob Bredow joins the nominees for lunch.
The Lady and the Reaper exec producer Enrique Posner discusses acquisitions with Sony head Bob Osher.
The Lady and the Reaper producer Raul Garcia, Posner and Gracia takes questions from the Sony artists.
The nominees have a stop at Sony' visual development department.
Sony PR master Jerry Schmitz shows the nominees the server room.
Javier and Nicky chat over coffee before heading out to the tour's next destination.