Picture Courtesy The Academy's Twitter account
The Oscars are just a few weeks to go and the excitement is already building up! The traditional Oscars Luncheon took place in Los Angeles at the famous Beverly Hills Hotel. Each of the 24 categories nominees came together with the luncheon featuring a speech from AMPAS President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.
The nominees were honoured at the luncheon, Among the Lead Actor and Actress nominees, Casey Affleck, Ryan Gosling, Isabelle Huppert, Viggo Mortensen, Ruth Negga, Natalie Portman, Emma Stone, Meryl Streep and Denzel Washington attended the pre-Oscars event. Supporting Actor and Actress nominees Mahershala Ali, Jeff Bridges, Viola Davis, Naomie Harris, Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, Octavia Spencer and Michelle Williams also will join in the celebratory lunch.
All five nominees in the Directing category – Damien Chazelle, Mel Gibson, Barry Jenkins, Kenneth Lonergan and Denis Villeneuve attended as well. The Academy tweeted photos from the event with the final picture of all the 89th Academy Award nominees photo titled- 'Presenting our newest class of Oscar nominees! #OscarsLunch' The photo featured Dev Patel, Lin Manuel Miranda, Emma Stone, Matt Damon, Pharrell Williams, Casey Affleck, Damien Chazelle, Nicole Kidman, Natalie Portman, Michelle Williams and many more.