Snoop, the Border Collie who appeared in the Best Picture category Anatomy of a fallAnd monster statues from Godzilla: Minus onewhich is nominated for Best Visual Effects, and competes for the attention of celebrities including Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper And Robert Downey Jr. At the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon.
In keeping with tradition, nominees from across the Oscars' 23 categories — along with additional nominees, members of the Academy's Board of Governors and a handful of journalists also in the room — were gathered in the International Ballroom at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. In contrast to Oscar night itself, nominees tend to feel less nervous during the luncheon, where they are deliberately seated with nominees from other categories and films, and in which everyone leaves a winner. (See photos of arrivals).
Table sets included Bad things' to forbid, Artist, band leaderCooper W American Symphony's John Baptiste; Oppenheimer's Christopher Nolan, Moonflower Killers's Lily Gladstone And Perfect days' Wim Wenders; Oppenheimerdowney, Retainers' Alexander Payne And Anatomy of a fall's Justin Treat; And Barbie's Greta Gerwig, Snow Association's J Bayona Academy Director Ava DuVernay.
Notable positives included Sean Lennonson John Lennon And Yoko Onowhose music inspired a Best Animated Shortlist nominee The war is over!; Hailee Steinfeld And Oscar winner Daniel KaluuyaMy boss's guests Spider-Man Into the Spider-Versewhose characters they voiced; Academy Award winning actress Sissy Spacekaccompanied by her nominated husband, Moonflower Killers Production designer Jack Fisk; Standing bear head Of the Osage Nation, also A Moonflower Killers a guest; Ugandan politician Bobby winethe subject of the documentary The Nominee Bobby Wine: The People's President; The grandmothers were featured in the short documentary The Nominee Ni Nai and Wai Po; The 101-year-old appeared in the short documentary The Nominee The ABCs of book bans; Husband Past life Writer/Director Celine songWhich helped inspire the film. And the aforementioned Snoop, who posed for photos with the likes of Gosling and Mark Ronson.
Academy President Janet Yang She welcomed attendees to her “awards season highlights.” Unfortunately, it provided a reminder that the 96th Academy Awards on March 10 will start an hour earlier than usual, at 4 p.m. PT, and that daylight saving time will start on the same day, meaning people should double-check their clocks. It also urged eventual Oscar night winners to keep their speeches to just 45 seconds, which, for groups sharing a win, can only be used by one person.
This year's nominees range from Oppenheimer Audio mixer Kevin O'Connellin his 22nd nomination (who also did the voice this year for Barbiealso known as Al-Kamil BarbenheimerOscar nominee luncheons never feel like old hat, he assured me. Christine Vachonfirst nominated for production Past life. The nominees also include the academy's current governor Jean Tsian (Co-director of the short documentary The Nominee The island between) and two former Academy Governors Laura Karpman (American fantasycomposer) and Mark Johnson (Retainers' project).
After serving a vegetarian lunch, video clips appeared of a number of candidates interacting with the news of their nomination several weeks ago, including… American fantasy's Sterling K. Brown, Barbie's America Ferrera And Flamin Hot's Diane Warren. And then a product Devon Franklin, Vice President of the Academy, read the names of all the candidates. To my ears, for whatever it was worth, went the loudest applause in the room Barbieruby and gerwig, OppenheimerDowney (whose name was last called), Nolan, and Retainers' Paul Giamatti. He also received great applause: Gladstone, Stone, Brown, Anatomy of a fall's Sandra Holler, BarbieFerreira W Billie Eilish, Oppenheimer's Emily Blunt, Moonflower Killers's Martin Scorsese, Artist, band leader's Steven Spielberg And Bad things' Mark Ruffalo.
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