Williams, Scott perform Oscar-nominated music

LOS ANGELES – John Williams and Jill Scott were among the artists who brought this year’s Oscar-nominated music to life at an inaugural concert organized by the motion picture academy.

Williams conducted an 80-piece orchestra performing his score from “The Book Thief,” while Scott put her own spin on the Pharrell ditty “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2” at Thursday’s first-ever Oscar Concert at UCLA’s Royce Hall.