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This year’s Oscar nominated women are lauded at a pre-Oscar bash

Oscar nominees Jessica Chastain and Jacki Weaver hit the red carpet at a pre-Oscar bash in Los Angeles. The cocktail party, Women in Film, is part of a weekend of events that showcase Oscar nominated talent. Jacki Weaver, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for "Silver Linings Playbook" said she was rooting for her co-stars at the Oscars. SOUNDBITE: Jacki Weaver, "Silver Linings Playbook" co-star, saying (English): "Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro and David O. Russell, I want them to do well in their categories because I love them so much and because I think they're brilliant." Women in Film works to help women achieve success in the film industry through scholarships, grants, and educational programs. Previous Oscar winner Octavia Spencer said there have been strides and changes for women in the entertainment industry, but they still have a ways to go. The Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday in Hollywood.

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