With just a month to go before the Academy Awards, the nominees gathered for a huge ‘class photo.’
The photo took place at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ annual Oscar nominees luncheon, held at the Beverly Hilton on Monday.
While it doesn’t seem like all the nominees were there, Deadline reported that a “majority” of the nominees were present.
High-profile nominees in attendance included Sterling K. Brown, Emma Stone, Paul Giamatti, Lily Gladstone, Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese, and the latter two directors are seen shaking hands in video taken before it was taken the photo.
Other nominees present include Celine Song, Cord Jefferson, Margot Robbie, Jeffrey Wright, Annette Bening, Colman Domingo, Ava DuVernay, Billie Eilish, Sandra Hüller, Bradley Cooper, Emily Blunt, Greta Gerwig, Cillian Murphy, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Christine Vachon, Ryan Gosling and Robert Downey Jr, to name a few.
With just one month left until the Academy Awards, nominees gathered for a huge ‘class photo’
Margot Robbie arrives on the red carpet at the Oscars luncheon
The 43-year-old Canadian (right) later rubbed shoulders with three-time Oscar winner Steven Spielberg (left), nominated once again for producing Maestro.
The two films that were at the center of last summer’s box office showdown, Barbie and Oppenheimer, are also firmly in the Oscar race.
Both Barbie and Oppenheimer are nominated for Best Picture, with Barbie nominated for eight Oscars, while Oppenheimer leads all contenders with a whopping 13 nominations.
Director Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece fell just short of the most nominations for a film in Oscar history, one shy of the record of 14 held by La La Land, Titanic and All About Eve.
Oppenheimer will compete for four of the top five awards: Best Picture, Best Director (Nolan), Best Actor (Cillian Murphy) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Nolan).
It will also compete for Best Supporting Actor (Robert Downey Jr.), Best Supporting Actress (Emily Blunt) and also in a number of technical categories.
Barbie made more headlines for those who weren’t nominated, with fans voicing their disapproval at Margot Robbie’s snub for Best Actress, along with Greta Gerwig for Best Director.
However, Robbie was nominated for Best Picture for her work as a producer through her company LuckyChap Entertainment, and Gerwig was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay with her co-writer and husband Noah Baumbach.
Ryan Gosling was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for playing Ken, along with America Ferrera for Best Supporting Actress for Gloria, who gave one of the film’s most moving speeches.
The two films that featured in last summer’s box office showdown, Barbie and Oppenheimer, are also firmly in the Oscar race.
Both Barbie and Oppenheimer are nominated for Best Picture, with Barbie nominated for eight Oscars, while Oppenheimer leads all candidates with a whopping 13 nominations.
Ryan Gosling was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for playing Ken, along with América Ferrera for Best Supporting Actress for Gloria, who gave one of the film’s most moving speeches.
The 10-film Best Picture field is rounded out by American Fiction, Anatomy of a Fall, The Holdovers, Killers of the Flower Moon, Maestro, Past Lives, Poor Things and The Zone of Interest.
Lily Gladstone also made history by becoming the first Indigenous actress nominated for Best Actress for her role in Killers of the Flower Moon.
Emma Stone also became the second woman to be nominated for Best Actress and Best Picture for her role as a producer on Poor Things.
The only other woman to earn that distinction was Frances McDormand, who won Best Actress and Best Picture for Nomadland in 2021.
Oscar Sunday will air live from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on Sunday, March 10 on ABC.