Oscar nominees assemble together Monday for the first time since being nominated on Jan. 10. But the pressure was off. Honored actors and directors, along with more than 140 other nominees, hobnobbed amongst each other at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. The luncheon is known for its "Class Photo," where all of the nominees get on bleachers and have their photo taken.
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Honored actors and directors, along with more than 140 other nominees, hobnobbed amongst each other at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. The luncheon is known for its "Class Photo," where all of the nominees get on bleachers and have their photo taken.
Sixteen of the 20 acting nominees were in attendance. From the Leading Actress and Actor categories: Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Quvenzahané Wallis, Naomi Watts, Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman, Joaquin Phoenix and Denzel Washington. Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Christoph Waltz, Amy Adams, Sally Field, Anne Hathaway, Helen Hunt and Jacki Weaver were also there.
Four of the acting nominees were absent Monday: Daniel Day-Lewis, nominated for "Lincoln"; Emmanuelle Riva, the oldest Actress nominee at 85, nominated for "Amour"; Alan Arkin, nominated for "Argo"; and Philip Seymour Hoffman, nominated for "The Master.")
Four of the five nominees in the Directing category — Ang Lee, David O. Russell, Steven Spielberg and Benh Zeitlin — were there, sans Michael Haneke, nominated for "Amour." Three of the Academy's four 2012 Governors Awards recipients, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hal Needham and George Stevens, Jr., will expected to join this year's nominees (not expected: D. A. Pennebaker, 87).
Other notable nominees who were missing: producers Grant Heslov and George Clooney, nominated for "Argo"; screenwriting nominees Wes Anderson, "Moonrise Kingdom," and Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained"; and host and songwriting nominee Seth MacFarlane, "Ted."
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Here is a video of interviews from the press room before the luncheon:
Video: Associated Press.
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Row 1 (front row, seated, left to right): Sam Fell, Rich Moore, Dan Hennah, Seamus McGarvey, Sari Gilman, Paco Delgado, Jacki Weaver, Donna Gigliotti, Ethan Van der Ryn, Pilar Savone, Quvenzhane Wallis, Bradley Cooper, Naomi Watts, Joanna Johnston, Paul N.J. Ottoson, Janusz Kaminski, David Womark, Jedd Wider, Karen Baker Landers, Malik Bendjelloul, David O. Russell
Row 2 (left to right): Gil Netter, Michael Kahn, David Gopman, Ronald Judkins, Philip Brennan, Chris Butler, David Clayton, Debra Hayward, Tim Squyres, Brenda Chapman, J Ralph, DM Hemphill, PES, Guillaume Rocheron, Jon Alpert, Ron Bartlett, Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly, Jim Erickson, Sam French, Michael Dawson
Row 3 (left to right): Nikolaj Arcel, Megan Ellison, Claudio Miranda, Scott Millan, Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Tammi Lane, Sean Fine, Rick Carter, Dan Janvey, Erik Aadahl, Dan Sudick, Andy Nelson, Hugh Jackman, Jessica Chastain, Roman Coppola, Drew Kunin, Robin Honan, Mino Jarjoura, David Silverman, Tom Van Avermaet, Mychael Danna, Mark Paterson, David Magee, Reginald Hudlin, Helen Hunt, Steven Spielberg.
Row 4 (left to right): Joachim Ronning, Howard Gertler, Walter Murphy, Yan England, Eric Saindon, Ariel Nasr, Martin Hill, Andrea Nix Fine, Ellen De Waele, Benh Zeitlin, Jeff White, Josh Penn, David France, Mark Boal, Espen Sandberg, Timothy Reckart, Richard Stammers, John Kahrs, Wylie Stateman, Cori Shepherd Stern, Mink Yu Lee, Matthew O'Neill, Janek Sirrs, Philip Stockton, Alexandre Desplat, Crispin Struthers, Kathryn Bigelow, Robert De Niro.
Row 5 (left to right): Peter Montagna, Eugene Gearty, John Reitz, Dylan Tichenor, Eric Fellner, Jonathan Gordon, Kirby Dick, Tim Burton, Amy Adams, Per Hallberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Sally Field, Lucy Alibar, Eve Stewart, Guy Williams, Anne Hathaway, Neil Corbould, Mark Andrews, Michael Gottwald, Shawn Christensen, Donald Elliot, Jose Antonio Garcia, Ra Vincent, Brian Buckley, Guy Davidi, Kief Davidson, Katie Spencer, R. Christopher White, Kim Nguyen, Martin Samuel.
Row 6 (back row, left to right): Erik-Jan De Boer, Dror Moreh, Tony Kushner, William Goldenberg, Bill Westenhofer, George Stevens Jr., Stacey Sher, Sarah Greenwood, Ben Affleck, John Gatins, Howard Berger, Colleen Atwood, Denzel Washington, Kathleen Kennedy, Jay Cassidy, Ang Lee, Thomas Newman, Jennifer Lawrence, Cynthia Wade, Alain Boublil, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Joe Letteri, Bruce Cohen, Christoph Waltz, Amy Ziering, Tommy Lee Jones, Hal Needham, Greg P. Russell, Emad Burnat, Gregg Rudloff, Simon Bright.